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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
Entry Name: Ice House at Benarth Hall
Listing Date: 28 December 1995
Last Amended: 28 December 1995
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.
Locality: Benarth Hall
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
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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