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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
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.
Community: Talybont-on-Usk (Tal-y-bont ar Wysg)
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
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.
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