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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
Plus Code: 9C9V5VHC+F2
Entry Name: Icehouse, Danestone House
Listing Name: Danestone House, Icehouse to South-West of View Cottage, Persleyden
Listing Date: 5 June 1992
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 353399
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19111
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Old Machar
Electoral Ward: Dyce/Bucksburn/Danestone
Parish: Old Machar
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
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.
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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