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Icehouse at Hillgate

A Grade II Listed Building in Kerry, Powys

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Coordinates

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

Entry Name: Icehouse at Hillgate

Listing Date: 12 September 1996

Last Amended: 12 September 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

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

County: Powys

Town: Newtown

Community: Kerry (Ceri)

Community: Kerry

Locality: Pentre

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Exterior

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.

Reasons for Listing

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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