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Ice House at Rhiwlas

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandderfel, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9175 / 52°55'3"N

Longitude: -3.5977 / 3°35'51"W

OS Eastings: 292670

OS Northings: 336764

OS Grid: SH926367

Mapcode National: GBR 6D.N8JP

Mapcode Global: WH66Z.QX0Q

Entry Name: Ice House at Rhiwlas

Listing Date: 31 January 2001

Last Amended: 31 January 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24625

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Approximatly half way along the old Rhiwlas Hall drive, set into a wooded slope some 20m above the River Dee.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llandderfel

Community: Llandderfel

Locality: Rhiwlas

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Icehouse, possible of late C17 or early C18 date and built to serve Rhiwlas Hall.


Rectangular ice house built into a slope. Of local slatestone rubble construction with shallow pointed stone vault. Deeply-recessed (2m) low central entrance to the downhill end with rough slatestone lintel; boarded door. Irregular ocular opening to the top of the opposite end. The vaulted roof is cemented and is much overgrown.


Stepped-down interior with unrendered walls and beaten earth floor; pointed barrel vault.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as a C17 or C18 ice house retaining good original character.

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