MHG58593 - Enclosure, Slisneach


Enclosure, Slisneach

Type and Period (1)

  • 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 1088. The rocky outcrops forming the promontory of An Cnap have been incorporated into a substantial enclosure. Sections of heavily built drystone wall run between the crags on the landward (SE) side of An Cnap, extending towards the sea on both the SW and NE sides, to fully enclose the promontory. On the SW side, there is a 10m long length of wall, c.2m wide. This consists of a rough retaining wall of set stones on the NE side, facing a turf covered bank, c.0.4m high. The ground cover within the enclosure is fine, green, closely grazed turf, established on shingle. <1>

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

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Grid reference Centred NG 7465 0880 (72m by 60m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG70NW
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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