MHG6202 - Suisnish


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Type and Period (4)

  • LONGHOUSE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BYRE (Undated)
  • RIG AND FURROW (Undated)
  • ENCLOSURE (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Renumbered from NG51NE0008J
JHooper, 18/10/2002
NG51NE 12.11 5898 1588.

Situated among rough pasture on a S-facing hillside are the ruinous remains of a longhouse, two byres and an associated enclosure. The longhouse is aligned NW-SE and measures 17m by 3.5m over walls 1m thick. Two door openings lie in the NE side and there is a possibility that two internal partitions survive beneath the rubble.
10m to the NE is a stone-built structure 9m by 3.8m over walls 0.8m thick, again aligned NW-SE. Attached to the S end of the possible byre is a small boulder-delineated enclosure which measures 16m by 14m within which the faint traces of rig cultivation can be seen.
10m to the SW of the longhouse are the ruins of a second byre which measures 9.5m by 3.5m over walls 1m thick, again aligned NW-SE. A door opening survives in the NE wall.
Visited by M Craik 3 April 1990.

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Grid reference Centred NG 5897 1587 (60m by 60m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG51NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish STRATH

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