MHG58572 - Building, pen, enclosure, Slisneach


Building, pen, enclosure, Slisneach

Type and Period (3)

  • BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • PEN (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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 1065. The principal building in the Slisneach township is a rectangular structure, with rounded corners, aligned E-W. It measures 10m x 3m internally and has turf and stone walls standing 0.3m-0.5m height and spread to 0.8m, though some robbing appears to have taken place. To the S, a small sub-rectangular enclosure abuts the building. This measures 11.5m x 4.4m internally and has a turf and stone wall standing to 0.5m in height and spread to 1m in width. Abutting the east side of this enclosure, there is a small, probably more, recent pen or building, measuring 3.5m x 1.5m internally. This structure has double faced stone walls with square corners. <1>

Note; Site not visible on AP’s so location approximate. (T Blackie 29/8/18)

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Grid reference Centred NG 7507 0869 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG70NE
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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