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Bodelwyddan Castle Ice House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 53.2628 / 53°15'45"N

Longitude: -3.5036 / 3°30'12"W

OS Eastings: 299806

OS Northings: 375027

OS Grid: SH998750

Mapcode National: GBR 3ZZQ.83

Mapcode Global: WH65H.48X1

Plus Code: 9C5R7F7W+4H

Entry Name: Bodelwyddan Castle Ice House

Listing Date: 16 November 1962

Last Amended: 6 December 2002

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1384

Building Class: Domestic

ID on this website: 300001384

Location: 200m NW of Bodelwyddan Castle and 50m NE of Mine Cottage (in area of car parks).

County: Denbighshire

Community: Bodelwyddan

Community: Bodelwyddan

Locality: Bodelwyddan Castle

Traditional County: Flintshire

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Probably late C18; the ice-house may have been built on or near a mineshaft. There were several other lead mines in close proximity and it is conjectured that the ice house may have drained into old workings.

The ice-house is mentioned in the diary of Sir John Hay Williams in 1844, when 40 men and eight teams of horses were used to haul ice to fill it. The ice was probably brought from the pools of Felin-y-gors, at the east edge of the Park.


Red brick circular ice-house, with dome, broken at the apex. The structure below ground is said to taper downwards. The access on the west side is ruinous.

Reasons for Listing

An ice house with documented history in association with a house of leading importance.

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