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Plas Cadnant Icehouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Menai Bridge, Isle of Anglesey

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Latitude: 53.2357 / 53°14'8"N

Longitude: -4.1647 / 4°9'52"W

OS Eastings: 255620

OS Northings: 373150

OS Grid: SH556731

Mapcode National: GBR 5N.02SZ

Mapcode Global: WH541.0X2T

Plus Code: 9C5Q6RPP+74

Entry Name: Plas Cadnant Icehouse

Listing Date: 18 July 1997

Last Amended: 18 July 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18563

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located in a field c50m SW of Plas Cadnant.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Town: Menai Bridge

Community: Menai Bridge (Porthaethwy)

Community: Menai Bridge

Locality: Cwm Cadnant

Built-Up Area: Menai Bridge

Traditional County: Anglesey

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Plas Cadnant was built in 1803, the icehouse is likely to be near-contemporary.


A rectangular structure c3m x 2.5m x 2.5m deep, sunk into the ground the roof covered with turf, the upper part of the NW end is open with only c50cm of the brick barrel vault visible.


Built of brick with a barrel vault roof, the floor and walls below the springing line are rendered.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good, well-preserved example of an ice house associated with a gentry house of the early C19 for which it formed part of the domestic offices.

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