MHG58571 - Building, Slisneach
Type and Period (1)
- BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
These sites were recorded by NOSAS in 2008/9 as part of an archaeological survey of outer Loch Hourn.
Slisneach is an exceptional area, facing both north onto Loch Hourn and west onto the Sound of Sleat, which lies at the mouth of the loch. Whereas the limit of the loch on its north side is rather vague - though generally accepted locally to be Sandaig (Billy Mackenzie, pers. comm.) - there is no mistaking its southern limit at Rubha Ard Slisneach. After Culloden, Slisneach was not forfeited, but Inverguseran, the next farm to the south was. Slisneach was occupied at this time as a wadset, held by a son of Macdonnell of Scotus (Munro 1984). Today, Inverguseran is a thriving sheep farm, of which Slisneach forms a small part.
Site 1064. The remains of a rectangular building, one long side formed by the head dyke. It measures 6m NE-SW x 2m NW-SE internally. Internally, the corners are square, but externally they are rounded. No entrance is evident. The walls are 0.7m wide at most, though in places the tumble is spread to 1.5m and a maximum of 0.75m high. The walls are very roughly built of angular and rounded stones, incorporating some existing boulders, and do not seem to have been faced. The structure is partially moss and reed covered. The building has a NW aspect and is located at the inland edge of a fairly level area of pasture, about 300m from beach. <1>
NGR adjusted based on 1999-2001 AP’s <2>
- <1> SHG24749 Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Wombell, J and Hooper, J. 03/2009. A Report on the 2009 Archaeological Survey of Outer Loch Hourn, Inverness-shire. North of Scotland Archaeological Society. Digital. p.103 Site 1064.
- <2> SHG27491 Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical: Get Mapping. 1999-2001. Get Mapping colour vertical aerial photography 1999-2001 (The Millennium Map). XY
|Grid reference||Centred NG 7510 0870 (8m by 11m)|
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