MHG58580 - Buildings, Inverguseran


Buildings (2), Inverguseran

Type and Period (2)

  • BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • WALL (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 1080. The double faced, drystone walls of a three sided building, measuring 5m NNW-SSE x 2m NNE-SSW, which is open on the NNW side. The walls stand c.1.5m high and 0.7m wide, narrowing to 0.6m wide at the wallhead. Like Site 1078, it has some surviving external pointing.

Site 1081. A short length of double faced drystone wall abuts Site 1080. The wall is c.3m long, but continues as barely perceptible turf-covered footings, creating a very vague structure c.7m wide. There is no wall visible on the N side and the SW wall only extends for c.5m. The structure possibly had timber walls. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 1999-2001 AP’s <2>

1st Edition OS 6" <3>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NG 7450 0797 (11m by 10m)
Map sheet NG70NW
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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