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Ice House About 250 Yards North-West of Hanbury Hall, Hanbury

Description: Ice House About 250 Yards North-West of Hanbury Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 September 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 147812

OS Grid Reference: SO9411263827
OS Grid Coordinates: 394112, 263827
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2726, -2.0877

Location: Hanbury, Worcestershire WR9 7EA

Locality: Hanbury
Local Authority: Wychavon District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: WR9 7EA

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Listing Text

SO 96 SW
Ice house about 250 yards
north-west of Hanbury Hall

Ice house. Mid-C18. Brick. Circular plan; floor of about 12½ feet diameter;
the walls are cambered and rise to a diameter of about 16 feet at the springing
of the domed roof; the dome is about 20 feet high at its apex. The north-west
entrance passage is vaulted, about 28 feet long and slopes down from the pit to
a sump near the entrance door. There is also a hatchway on the opposite side of
the ice house through which it was filled; this is now glazed. West of the ice
house were a series of pools fitted with sluices where the ice was made. The
ice house is a particularly good example of its type. (The Hanbury Ice House,
National Trust leaflet; Hanbury Hall, The National Trust official guidebook,
1981, p 27).

Listing NGR: SO9411263827

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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