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Ice House in Grounds of Clock House Approximately 150 Metres to South West of the House, Darenth

Description: Ice House in Grounds of Clock House Approximately 150 Metres to South West of the House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 March 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 172644

OS Grid Reference: TQ5851570570
OS Grid Coordinates: 558515, 170570
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4120, 0.2780

Locality: Darenth
Local Authority: Dartford Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: DA2 8DP

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Listing Text

(south-west side)
Green Street Green

Ice House in grounds of
Clock House approximately
150 m to south-west of
the house
TQ 57 SE 4/10


Circa 1812. Access is gained through a door set in a stone facade. Above the
door are the initials TE and the date 1812. Thomas Edmeades was an owner of
Clock House. A staircase leads downwards for 17 ft and turns into a passageway.
On the right hand side the doorway opens at high level into an ice storing well.
To the left a passage continues to a cold storage chamber. A second staircase,
under the entrance staircase leads to the floor of the ice well, the well has
a diameter of 14 ft and is of brick. The upper portion is domed and pierced by
a shaft to the surface. The cold storage chamber was used for game and meat storage.
The floor is paved with bricks and the rendered walls are lime washed. There
are 38 slots in the walls which held the supports for a circular shelf. Higher
up the walls are other slots and heavy iron rails probably used for suspending
game and meat.
[see Archaeologia Cantiana 1975].

Listing NGR: TQ5858670676

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Source: English Heritage

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