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Hopeman, Harbour Street, Icehouse

A Category B Listed Building in Duffus, Moray

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Coordinates

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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333209

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2311

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Duffus

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Heldon and Laich

Traditional County: Morayshire

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Description

Early-mid 19th century. Tooled rubble icehouse built against
slope. Entrance fronted by unusual Egyptian style doorpiece.
INTERIOR: rubble, vaulted conical cylindrical interior.

Statement of Interest

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.

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