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Latitude: 55.4803 / 55°28'49"N
Longitude: -4.3619 / 4°21'43"W
OS Eastings: 250828
OS Northings: 623258
OS Grid: NS508232
Mapcode National: GBR 3M.WZF1
Mapcode Global: WH3QY.ZJ12
Entry Name: Auchinleck Estate, Ice or Deer Cave
Listing Date: 31 January 1992
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 338032
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB6446
Building Class: Cultural
County: East Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Cumnock and New Cumnock
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Probably mid-18th century. Ice and meat storing cave, hollowed out of the red sandstone? bank of the Dippel Gorge. Short entrance tunnel approximately 2'6" wide, leading to egg-shaped chamber approximately 12' high and 10' wide. Filled from the top and sealed with a stone lid.
The ice house was used to store salted meat through the winter months. The cave may be earlier than 18th century as it may have served earlier houses of Auchinleck. However its location near the mid-18th century mansion, its drive and associated bridges and Boswell's Summerhouse, suggests a roughly contemporary date.
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