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Gilmerton, the Drum, Icehouses

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9095 / 55°54'34"N

Longitude: -3.12 / 3°7'11"W

OS Eastings: 330084

OS Northings: 669053

OS Grid: NT300690

Mapcode National: GBR 60N3.BG

Mapcode Global: WH6SV.1QLL

Entry Name: Gilmerton, the Drum, Icehouses

Listing Date: 15 April 1996

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 365486

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB28058

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Liberton/Gilmerton

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

18th century. Icehouses to N of house on edge of Drum Wood. Visible from surface only as ashlar arch supporting low mound of earth with chamber below, underside of arch vermiculated ashlar. Interior not seen (1995).

Statement of Interest

Extent of icehouses below ground not known as currently in poor condition; appears as plural on OS Map. Forms part of The Drum Category A group with The Drum, East Lodges (In Newton Parish Midlothian), Gardeners' Cottages, Mercat Cross, Stables, Steading, Walled Garden, West Lodge, Drumbank and North Gatepiers listed separately.

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