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Ury Estate, Ice House

A Category C Listed Building in Stonehaven and Lower Deeside, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.9812 / 56°58'52"N

Longitude: -2.232 / 2°13'55"W

OS Eastings: 385994

OS Northings: 787803

OS Grid: NO859878

Mapcode National: GBR XH.SKPP

Mapcode Global: WH9RF.PSBH

Entry Name: Ury Estate, Ice House

Listing Date: 20 January 2004

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397197

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49612

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Fetteresso

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Stonehaven and Lower Deeside

Traditional County: Kincardineshire

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Description

Circa 1800. Icehouse sited by Ury Burn with tunnel access to domed underground chamber. Brick and ashlar. Semi-derelict ashlar doorway damaged by tree stump; shallow vaulted entrance passage with ashlar walls and brick roof leading to inner ashlar doorway and chamber.

Statement of Interest

Although Buxbaum cites this as an unusual example, saying "occasionally passages were extended, as at Ury, Grampian, presumably in an attempt to improve insulation", the passage does not seem of any great length, and the stonework shows little evidence of alteration

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