EHG6224 - Historic building recording - The Ice House, Portree



AOC Archaeology Group


March 2024


An historic building survey was undertaken by AOC Archaeology Group in 2024 at the former Ice House, Quay Street, Portree. The works were completed as a condition of planning consent and listed building consent in regard to the conversion and alterations to the existing building to form a residential dwelling. The Ice House is a rectangular two‐storey building aligned roughly north‐east/south‐west with the remnants of a small one‐storey rectangular lean‐to located on the east corner. Built in the mid‐19th century, the building was used as an ice house for the local salmon fishing industry of Portree until the early 1950s with the advent of electricity. By the 1960s the ice house was no longer in use and was subsequently converted into a warehouse with the addition of an upper storey and lean‐to structure. Little has changed to the original structure layout since its original construction. The original function of the building is still evident today from existing fixtures and structural layout. No further historic building survey is recommended prior to development. <1>

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Location Portree
Grid reference Centred NG 4833 4348 (16m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG44SE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish PORTREE

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Icehouse, Quay Street, Portree (Building)

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Record last edited

May 21 2024 4:35PM

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