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Ice house at Buckland Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Talybont-on-Usk, Powys

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Latitude: 51.8853 / 51°53'7"N

Longitude: -3.2623 / 3°15'44"W

OS Eastings: 313215

OS Northings: 221503

OS Grid: SO132215

Mapcode National: GBR YV.RHF8

Mapcode Global: VH6C7.DWP3

Entry Name: Ice house at Buckland Hall

Listing Date: 17 December 1998

Last Amended: 17 December 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21198

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On the hillside to the rear of the coachouse and stable block which is to the N of Buckland Hall.

County: Powys

Community: Talybont-on-Usk (Tal-y-bont ar Wysg)

Community: Talybont-on-Usk

Locality: Buckland

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Ice houses were used to store ice packed with insulating straw throughout the year for preservative and culinary purposes for the kitchens of great houses. This ice house would have belonged with the C18 predecessor to the current 1898 house and could have been part of the early C19 development of the estate including the stablecourt, the smokery and walled garden to north. Adjacent is a ruined building thought to have been a fernery.


A deep long and narrow chamber of stone with vaulted roof built into the hillside, with a small barred altered opening of stone and brick with concrete, masked by vegetation. Loose stone nearby may be from the former portal.


Interior of the chamber appears intact but is a protected batroost.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an interesting element in the estate's development and a surviving example of an early C19 icehouse.

Group value with neighbouring listed buildings at Buckland, particularly the coachouse and stable range.

Other nearby listed buildings

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