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Latitude: 57.7087 / 57°42'31"N
Longitude: -3.4352 / 3°26'6"W
OS Eastings: 314579
OS Northings: 869667
OS Grid: NJ145696
Mapcode National: GBR K8WB.WN8
Mapcode Global: WH6HZ.6HGT
Entry Name: Hopeman, Harbour Street, Icehouse
Listing Date: 25 April 1989
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 333209
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2311
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Heldon and Laich
Traditional County: Morayshire
Early-mid 19th century. Tooled rubble icehouse built against
slope. Entrance fronted by unusual Egyptian style doorpiece.
INTERIOR: rubble, vaulted conical cylindrical interior.
Conical vaulted icehouses are more usually associated with
domestic use, commercial fishing icehouses normally being
constructed with vaulted a rectangular interiors. At Hopeman,
however, the icehouse is built against a rocky outcrop
which would have been difficult to pierce for rectangular
chamber. Icehouse constructed to serve local fishing industry.