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Cromarty House Servants' Tunnel

A Category B Listed Building in Cromarty, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.677 / 57°40'37"N

Longitude: -4.0248 / 4°1'29"W

OS Eastings: 279346

OS Northings: 867036

OS Grid: NH793670

Mapcode National: GBR J8FF.H43

Mapcode Global: WH4FM.49PM

Entry Name: Cromarty House Servants' Tunnel

Listing Date: 13 April 1981

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332567

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1819

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cromarty

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Black Isle

Traditional County: Cromartyshire

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Description

Later 19th century, 200 feet long vaulted tunnel leading from
road to Cromarty to side (servants) entrance of Cromarty
House. Paved in centre with cobbles each side and occasional
circular air vents. Large vaulted entrance with iron gates
and flanking walls. Inside entrance to left and right, are
vaulted chambers of icehouse type, each with two doorways
(now blocked) checked for closefitting doors.

Statement of Interest

Cool storage facilities utilised the excavation required to

build this tunnel, and could well have been useful for

tradesmen leaving goods. The (now ruinous) domestic icehouse

is further away from the mansion, in the side of the burial

ground hill.

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