MHG47695 - Bettyhill, Fishing Station, Icehouse


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  • ICEHOUSE (19th Century - 1846 AD to 1900 AD)

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NMRS Report: (02/11/2004)
NC66SE 38 69979 62100

See also:

NC66SE 39 69971 62115 Dwelling House
NC66SE 40 69962 62129 Boilhouse <1>

Part of the fishing station complex at Bettyhill.
ICE HOUSE: asymmetrical W gable with entrance door centred on gablehead and retaining wing-wall at right. Interior; flagstone floors, barrel-vaulted entrance chamber leading to barrel-vaulted main space with 2 ice-loading doors to vault; modern refrigeration plant to rear of main space (2003). The icehouse was built in 1846, 36 years after the boil house had been built, due to increased productivity. <2><3>

A rope maker said to be from the Ice House is on display in Strathnaver Museum. <4>

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Grid reference Centred NC 69979 62101 (12m by 13m) Surveyed
Map sheet NC66SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

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