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Ice House at Benarth Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Henryd, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.2753 / 53°16'31"N

Longitude: -3.8184 / 3°49'6"W

OS Eastings: 278844

OS Northings: 376909

OS Grid: SH788769

Mapcode National: GBR 1ZSK.4M

Mapcode Global: WH654.9XZZ

Plus Code: 9C5R75GJ+4J

Entry Name: Ice House at Benarth Hall

Listing Date: 28 December 1995

Last Amended: 28 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17711

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated approximately 200m N of Benarth Hall within a dense wood and on sloping ground; built into the hillside.

County: Conwy

Community: Henryd

Community: Henryd

Locality: Benarth Hall

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History: Late C18 ice house built to serve Benarth Hall. The hall was probably built for Samuel Price of Lincoln's Inn, c.1790. Sold by his executors on 26th June 1805, together with its 135 acre estate and farm. The sale particulars describe the house as 'An elegant, commodious and modern built mansion house, suitable for a large family and with every description of offices'. Included were the 'beautiful pleasure grounds laid out with great taste and enriched with forest trees and the choicest evergreens', as well as a 'hot house, green house, pinery, melon pit and peachery, and ice house'.

Description: Red brick domed ice house of elongated, egg-shaped form, built mostly underground; barrel-vaulted entrance of brick and rubble, with a short entrance tunnel, partly collapsed.

A late C18 ice house surviving in good condition and associated with Benarth Hall.

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