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CROMARTY HOUSE SERVANTS' TUNNELLB1819

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
13/04/1981
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Cromarty
NGR
NH 79346 67036
Coordinates
279346, 867036

Description

Later 19th century, 200 feet long vaulted tunnel leading from

road to Cromarty to side (servants) entrance of Cromarty

House. Paved in centre with cobbles each side and occasional

circular air vents. Large vaulted entrance with iron gates

and flanking walls. Inside entrance to left and right, are

vaulted chambers of icehouse type, each with two doorways

(now blocked) checked for closefitting doors.

Statement of Special Interest

Cool storage facilities utilised the excavation required to

build this tunnel, and could well have been useful for

tradesmen leaving goods. The (now ruinous) domestic icehouse

is further away from the mansion, in the side of the burial

ground hill.

References

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Appears on 1907 OS but not on 1972 OS.

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