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Latitude: 52.4812 / 52°28'52"N
Longitude: -3.2374 / 3°14'14"W
OS Eastings: 316064
OS Northings: 287748
OS Grid: SO160877
Mapcode National: GBR 9W.JX6J
Mapcode Global: VH68B.TWXT
Plus Code: 9C4RFQJ7+F3
Entry Name: Icehouse at Hillgate
Listing Date: 12 September 1996
Last Amended: 12 September 1996
Source ID: 17310
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Hillgate is located on the old road from Kerry to Kerry Pole, approximately 1¼km N of Pentre crossroads, on a ridge above Llwyn-y-rhwd dingle. The icehouse is located under a pine tree at the entranc
Community: Kerry (Ceri)
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
The icehouse, probably of the early C19, comprises a tunnel covered by a segmental/horseshoe stone vault, originally plastered, and heaped earth over forming a mound. It is approximately 12m long and 2m wide, 1.4m high, with recesses having cast iron fronts on either side, 1½m back from the front. The passage is said to have a chamber below its floor, now filled up. The entrance front, with drystone wing walls, was once provided with a timber door and frame within the arch.
Included as the best preserved of the two surviving icehouses in Kerry, the other being at Cefn-y-mynach, and symbolic of rural economy up to the later C19.
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