MHG9765 - Lower Brora, Icehouse


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  • ICEHOUSE (19th Century to Second World War - 1820 AD to 1939 AD)

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NC90SW 7 9076 0395
The Industrial Archaeology of Sutherland (A Scottish Highland Economy 1700-1900, p.245) - Sinclair B Calder, 1974
J Aitken : 19/2/2004 <1>
(Location cited as NC 908 039). Ice-house, built c. 1820. A vaulted stone chamber, earth-covered. <2>

Upstanding and well preserved icehouse very similar in design to the one located in Helmsdale. <3>

From 1820-1939, the ice house kept salmon cool in summer. In winter, blocks of ice were cut from Loch Brora and dropped down a stone chute into the vault. <4>

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Grid reference Centred NC 9076 0395 (14m by 17m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC90SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CLYNE

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