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This building is in the Moray Council and the Bellie Parish. It is a category A building and was listed on 26/01/1971.

Group Items: 94-97, Group Cat: A, Map Ref: NJ 3493 6536.


Dated 1830 (datestone re-cut circa 1975 to read 1630). 3 long

turf roofed vaulted chambers rise above turfed mound (each

divided internally into 2; continuous round-headed 3 gabled

elevation to N and S; square louvred openings in N and E

elevations (ice chutes).

Wide centre entrance under shallow brick coped gable; ashlar

lintel dated and decorated with incised salmon.

INTERIOR: wide entrance leads directly into centre chamber, intercomomunicating with remaining 5. Each chamber is high,

with barrel-vaulted ceiling and brick lined and has cobbled

floor inclined to centre drainage sump.


This range of late 18th and early 19th century buildings connected with commercial salmon fishing are amongst the most important of their kind in Scotland and a most unusual survival. The icehouse, which appears to have re-placed a former one mentioned in 1791-3, is the largest in Scotland and is now a salmon fishing museum. These buildings were designed and built to serve the rich salmon fishings of the lower Spey, exporting salmon to the expanding early 19th century urban markets and creating a considerable income for the Gordon Castle estates. Upgraded: B to A, 24.3.88


THE STATISTICSL ACCOUNT (1791-3, Witherington and Grant ed. vol xvi, 1982), p. 83. David Souter, GENERAL VIEW OF AGRICULTURE OF COUNTY OF BANFF (1812), p. 87. NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT xiii (1842), pp. 121-2. John Hume, THE INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF SCOTLAND ii (1977), p.228.

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