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Icehouse at Plas Gwyn

A Grade II Listed Building in Pentraeth, Isle of Anglesey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2807 / 53°16'50"N

Longitude: -4.2082 / 4°12'29"W

OS Eastings: 252872

OS Northings: 378243

OS Grid: SH528782

Mapcode National: GBR HNZ0.WNL

Mapcode Global: WH53T.BSBT

Entry Name: Icehouse at Plas Gwyn

Listing Date: 14 January 2003

Last Amended: 14 January 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 80832

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set back, within private grounds, between the A5025 and the B5109 SW of Pentraeth. The icehouse is said to lie to N of the house at Plas Gwyn.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Community: Pentraeth

Community: Pentraeth

Locality: Plas Gwyn Estate

Built-Up Area: Pentraeth

Traditional County: Anglesey

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History

The icehouse was not inspected at the time of the survey, but is described in the Register of Parks and Gardens, 1998, and appears to be of late C18 or early C19 design.

Exterior

Sunk into a ridge to N of the house, the icehouse has a brick tunnel entrance and its arched roof is covered with soil. There is a small rectangular forecourt, with 3 or 4 slate steps down to the entrance.

Interior

The passage originally had 3 doors and the chamber is ovoid in plan.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-preserved late C18 or early C19 icehouse which forms an integral part of the ancillary buildings that are grouped around the estate centre at Plas Gwyn.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Plas Gwyn
    Set back, within private grounds, between the A5025 and the B5109 SW of Pentraeth.
  • II Lofted stables at Plas Gwyn
    Set back, within private grounds, between the A5025 and the B5109 SW of Pentraeth. The lofted stables lie to the NW of the house at Plas Gwyn.
  • II Former Laundry and Servant's Hall at Plas Gwyn
    Set back, within private grounds, between the A5025 and the B5109 SW of Pentraeth. The former laundry and servant's hall are at the SW corner of the house at Plas Gwyn.
  • II Lofted stables, cottage, kennel and coachhouse range at Plas Gwyn
    Set back, within private grounds, between the A5025 and the B5019 SW of Pentraeth. The cottage range lies to the SW of the house at Plas Gwyn, aligned N-S along the W side of the yard.
  • II Cartshed at Plas Gwyn
    Set back, within private grounds, between the A5025 and the B5109 SW of Pentraeth. The cartshed/hay barn lies to WSW of the house and to rear of the cottage range.
  • II Barn at Plas Gwyn
    Set back, within private grounds, between the A5025 and the B5109 SW of Pentraeth. The barn lies to SW of the house at Plas Gwyn, directly to SW of the cottage range.
  • II Gardener's cottage and walled garden at Plas Gwyn
    Set back, within private grounds, between the A5025 and the B5109 SW of Pentraeth. The gardener's cottage and walled garden are to SW of the house at Plas Gwyn.
  • II Vivian Memorial Crosses
    Set within a private plot in the churchyard to E of the Church of St Mary.

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