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Buchanan Castle Estate, Icehouse, Ns44737/89316

A Category C Listed Building in Forth and Endrick, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0714 / 56°4'17"N

Longitude: -4.4958 / 4°29'45"W

OS Eastings: 244738

OS Northings: 689316

OS Grid: NS447893

Mapcode National: GBR 0P.PHZ4

Mapcode Global: WH3MZ.XN9G

Entry Name: Buchanan Castle Estate, Icehouse, Ns44737/89316

Listing Date: 5 September 1979

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 335292

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4085

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Buchanan

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Forth and Endrick

Parish: Buchanan

Traditional County: Stirlingshire

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Description

Loch Lomond And Trossachs National Park Planning Authority

Situated at some distance (NW) from Buchanan Castle, this turf covered icehouse, probably of early 19th century date, is built into a small natural hill. The only visible outer masonry is on the N entrance front, where a random rubble wall has a low central doorway. The interior is constructed of narrow red brick. The doorway leads into a passageway with a segmentally arched roof, at the end of which is a circular chamber with a shallow domed brick roof; below the level of the passage is a deep circular brick-lined pit in which the ice would be stored.

The Buchanan Estate Icehouse evidences the building stock of a large 19th century country estate. It is in excellent condition for an icehouse of its age and design. The policies of Buchanan Castle are included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland (Vol. 4, 291).

Statement of Interest

Buchanan Castle Estate was held the Buchanans from the 13th century until it was bought by the 3rd Marquis (later Duke) in 1682. In 1724 the earlier dwelling was demolished and a large new house constructed. Over the next 130 years, the house and its surrounding estate underwent several periods of alteration and development, culminating in the construction of Buchanan Castle in 1852.

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