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Ravelston Dykes Road, Mary Erskine School (Former Ravelston House), Ice House

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9534 / 55°57'12"N

Longitude: -3.2549 / 3°15'17"W

OS Eastings: 321737

OS Northings: 674082

OS Grid: NT217740

Mapcode National: GBR 88F.5C

Mapcode Global: WH6SK.ZM6F

Entry Name: Ravelston Dykes Road, Mary Erskine School (Former Ravelston House), Ice House

Listing Date: 18 September 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396420

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48903

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Corstorphine/Murrayfield

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

18th century. Dome-and-cap ice house located to NW of former Ravelston House; narrow entrance passage built into rock.

Statement of Interest

A-Group with Ravelston Tower, Mary Erskine School (Ravelston House), Dovecot, Entrance Gateway and Boundary Walls, Garden Walls of No 37 and No 87, Queensferry Road Entrance Gate, ice-houses and 31 & 33 Ravelston Dykes Road. The old tower house at Ravelston was erected by George Foulis, who purchased the estate in 1620. The new mansion house was probably built by Alexander Keith in the late 18th-century; he died in 1792. This ice house belongs to the new house; there is another ice-house in the grounds but this was probably part of the old estate.

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