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Ice House in the grounds at Rug

A Grade II Listed Building in Corwen, Denbighshire

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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

Plus Code: 9C4RXHMV+H2

Entry Name: Ice House in the grounds at Rug

Listing Date: 1 February 1995

Last Amended: 1 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15566

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Built into the motte towards the SW of the lake.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Corwen

Community: Corwen

Locality: Rug

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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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.

Reasons for Listing

The mound is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, Ref. Me 19.

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