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Aberdeen, Baker Street

Icehouse (Period Unassigned), Well (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Aberdeen, Baker Street

Classification Icehouse (Period Unassigned), Well (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Gilcomston Well

Canmore ID 20030

Site Number NJ90NW 129

NGR NJ 935 065

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Aberdeen, City Of
  • Parish Aberdeen
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District City Of Aberdeen
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ90NW 129 935 065.

'Redevelopment of this part of Gilcomston led to the location of the old Gilcomston Well, which was built in 1775 as part of a piped water supply to a number of cisterns in in the burgh of New Aberdeen. When this was supplanted in the 1840's by a new water supply, the old granite lined chamber found a new use. It was capped with a domed brick coping and converted into an ice house. By the turn of the century it had fallen into disuse and was largely forgotten.'

D H Evans 1986.

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