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TUGNET, ICE HOUSEReference: LB1605

Status: Designated


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  • Category: A
  • Group Category Details: A - 94-97
  • Date Added: 26/01/1971


  • Local Authority: Moray
  • Planning Authority: Moray
  • Parish: Bellie

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNJ 34935 65365
  • Coordinates334935, 865365


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.

Statement of Special Interest

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


ACCOUNT xiii (1842), pp. 121-2. John Hume, THE INDUSTRIAL


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