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Latitude: 55.3164 / 55°18'58"N
Longitude: -4.5743 / 4°34'27"W
OS Eastings: 236733
OS Northings: 605496
OS Grid: NS367054
Mapcode National: GBR 4C.731X
Mapcode Global: WH3RM.PMYR
Entry Name: Blairquhan Estate, Icehouse
Listing Date: 22 October 2007
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 353385
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19096
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Maybole, North Carrick and Coylton
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Probably circa 1825. Barrel-vaulted icehouse with wide rectangular entrance to barrel-vaulted passageway, leading to rectangular inner gateway of funnel-floored ice chamber. Roughly coursed sandstone with tooled dressings and moulded architrave to inner gateway. Grass roof swept down to ground.
A well-preserved earlier 19th century icehouse which contributes to the historical integrity of the Blairquhan estate. As with most icehouses, it is built on raised, sloping ground near to a source of ice, in this case the Garden Pond and a stretch of the Water of Girvan known as Icehouse Pool. It faces E; most icehouses faced either N or SE, the latter to catch the morning sun to dispel damp. It was renovated in 1997.
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