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Latitude: 55.7317 / 55°43'54"N
Longitude: -2.4112 / 2°24'40"W
OS Eastings: 374274
OS Northings: 648779
OS Grid: NT742487
Mapcode National: GBR C2L5.S5
Mapcode Global: WH8XD.X6ZB
Plus Code: 9C7VPHJQ+MG
Entry Name: Ice-House, Marchmont House
Listing Name: Marchmont Estate, Ice House
Listing Date: 16 August 1999
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 393594
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46322
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: Mid Berwickshire
Traditional County: Berwickshire
Dated 1828 (?). Coursed red sandstone ashlar, semi-subterranean ice house with barrel-vaulted passage accessing boarded timber door within; sealed chamber beyond. Ashlar voussoirs to round-arched entrance centred in NE elevation (gate missing); crowsteps to right (missing to left); dated panel centred in surmounting segmental-arched pediment. Low stepped wall to front.
B Group comprises Marchmont House, Adam Bridge, the Cottages near the Remains of Redbraes Castle, the Dovecot, Gamekeeper's Cottage, Ice House, The Kennel House, 1 & 2 Marchmont Estate Cottages, Redbraes, Stable Courtyard and the Walled Garden (see separate list entries). Set to the NW of Marchmont House, this ice house is thought to have been erected by Sir William Purves Hume-Campbell. Although obscured by overgrowth, it remains a good and relatively early example of its type. Now sealed and therefore not seen 1998, the inner chamber is thought to be circular in plan.
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