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Latitude: 52.9839 / 52°59'2"N
Longitude: -3.4074 / 3°24'26"W
OS Eastings: 305607
OS Northings: 343877
OS Grid: SJ056438
Mapcode National: GBR 6N.J0SD
Mapcode Global: WH780.M8M9
Entry Name: Ice House in the grounds at Rug
Listing Date: 1 February 1995
Last Amended: 1 February 1995
Source ID: 15566
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Built into the motte towards the SW of the lake.
Traditional County: Merionethshire
The mound originated as a Bronze Age burial cairn which was enlarged as a castle motte in the C11. It formed the nucleus of the original estate of Rug, and the first house was built beside it. The ice house was constructed in 1878, and it was during the associated excavation work that the Bronze Age origins of the mound were discovered.
The chamber is approached via a straight passage which has stone external retaining walls and a brick arched ceiling.
The mound is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, Ref. Me 19.
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