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Danestone House, Icehouse to South-West of View Cottage, Persleyden

A Category B Listed Building in Dyce/Bucksburn/Danestone, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1786 / 57°10'43"N

Longitude: -2.1299 / 2°7'47"W

OS Eastings: 392245

OS Northings: 809765

OS Grid: NJ922097

Mapcode National: GBR S6Y.DS

Mapcode Global: WH9QJ.8T0N

Entry Name: Danestone House, Icehouse to South-West of View Cottage, Persleyden

Listing Date: 5 June 1992

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353399

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19111

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Old Machar

County: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Dyce/Bucksburn/Danestone

Parish: Old Machar

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

18th century, said to have been built 1726. Granite rubble interior with brick domed roof, built into hillside mound; trap doors at top of mound for loading ice (doors covering outlet passage lost), and tunnel passage to entrance below at ground level to S, with granite ashlar entrance with pointed arched door and granite band course; probably a full ovoid in section, but in-filled to ground/entrance level subsequently (see NOTES). Circular-plan 9' in diameter.

Statement of Interest

Predates the present Danestone House.

Said to have been built by and for members of Aberdeen's County Club in 1726, for the cold storage of Salmon from the River Don, for the use of club members.

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