MHG16783 - Icehouse, Quay Street, Portree


Early to mid C19 Category B Listed icehouse. Later converted to a warehouse and raised one storey.

Type and Period (2)

  • (Former Type) ICEHOUSE (Built, 18th Century to 19th Century - 1800 AD to 1875 AD)
  • WAREHOUSE (Changed in use, 19th Century to 20th Century - 1875 AD? to 1950 AD?)

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Early to mid-C19 icehouse, later converted to a warehouse and raised one storey. The building was listed at Category B in 1982.

Early to mid C19 icehouse, later converted to a warehouse and raised one storey. The gable end faces the street. The central door at street level and the 1st floor hoist entrance above have both been blocked with matching rubble walling. The 2nd floor hoist door is open. <1> <2>

The former icehouse was subject to a historic building survey by AOC Archaeology Group in 2024 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. Oit was found that little had changed to the original structure layout since its original construction. The original function of the building was still evident from existing fixtures and structural layout. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NG 4833 4348 (17m by 15m)
Map sheet NG44SE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish PORTREE

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