MHG58589 - Building, midden and lazy beds, Inverguseran


Building, midden and lazy beds, Inverguseran

Type and Period (3)

  • MIDDEN? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • LAZY BEDS (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 1084. The bracken infested footings of a sub-rectangular building with rounded ends, measuring 7m N-S x 2m E-W internally. The walls are spread to 1.5m in width at most and stand to 0.4m in height, suggesting that the building might have had a turf superstructure. There is an entrance in the centre of the W wall facing the sea and a probable midden scoop, c.3m in diameter sits c.2m from the doorway. The building is located in an elevated position on the N side of the Allt na Faolin above the rock shelters (Site 1083); there is a small terrace covered in lazy beds adjacent to it. <1>

Note; Site not visible on AP’s so location approximate. (T Blackie 3/9/18)

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NG 7458 0806 (12m by 12m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG70NW
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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