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Icehouse to the NW of the Kitchen Garden at Kinmel

A Grade II Listed Building in Abergele, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.2585 / 53°15'30"N

Longitude: -3.5254 / 3°31'31"W

OS Eastings: 298340

OS Northings: 374588

OS Grid: SH983745

Mapcode National: GBR 3ZTR.KM

Mapcode Global: WH65G.TCF9

Plus Code: 9C5R7F5F+CR

Entry Name: Icehouse to the NW of the Kitchen Garden at Kinmel

Listing Date: 5 August 1997

Last Amended: 5 August 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18690

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The icehouse stands about 70m NW of the kitchen garden, backing into a slight hill in the park, planted with evergreens.

County: Conwy

Town: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Locality: Kinmel

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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The icehouse is recorded as having been built c1862-4.


Limestone rubble built facade with an opening formed with a re-used ovolo-moulded beam. The rest of the structure is buried in the hillock.


The approach passage is approximately 6m long, leading to the domed icehouse, approximately 3m in diameter, domed by diminishing brick courses. The lower part of the ice chamber has been filled up.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good example of an icehouse and as a surviving feature in the landscaped park at Kinmel.

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