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Ice House, Wanlip

Description: Ice House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 October 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 189600

OS Grid Reference: SK5959810457
OS Grid Coordinates: 459598, 310457
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6885, -1.1197

Location: Birstall, Leicestershire LE4 3BT

Locality: Wanlip
Local Authority: Charnwood Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE4 3BT

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Listing Text



2/134 Ice House


Ice House. Late C18 or early C19. Brick. Externally a domed structure with short
vaulted entrance tunnel. Inside, a deep well below ground level makes the whole
an egg shaped structure of 15' diameter. Double-brick construction, the exterior
of the dome lined with rat-trap bond brickwork. Inner end of entrance tunnel rebated
to take a doorway with a high step. Small aperture at crown of dome, presumably
for putting ice into the pit.

Listing NGR: SK5959810457

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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