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Duff House Icehouse

A Category C Listed Building in Banff, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6545 / 57°39'16"N

Longitude: -2.5291 / 2°31'44"W

OS Eastings: 368524

OS Northings: 862858

OS Grid: NJ685628

Mapcode National: GBR N83H.B48

Mapcode Global: WH8LW.3VYV

Entry Name: Duff House Icehouse

Listing Date: 15 March 1995

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357435

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21987

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Banff

County: Aberdeenshire

Town: Banff

Electoral Ward: Banff and District

Traditional County: Banffshire

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Description

Circa 1800. Rubble domestic icehouse built against slope with later, now roofless, square ante-chamber. Conical rubble interior to icehouse below turfed and domed roof pierced by chute.

Statement of Interest

A-Group with Duff House, Fife Gates, Walled Garden, Collie Lodge, Mausoleum, Ice House, Bridge Gates House and the Eagles Gate Lodge.

Conical or egg-shaped interior was the usual form for domestic icehouses, used for cool food storage in pre-refrigerator times.

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