Description: Worsley Hall Ice House
Date Listed: 29 July 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 211998
OS Grid Reference: SD7401100753
OS Grid Coordinates: 374011, 400753
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5028, -2.3933
WORSLEY LEIGH ROAD
SD 70 SW
1/40 Worsley Hall
Ice-house. 1840s. Built for the 1st Earl of Ellesmere.
Hammer-dressed stone; brick internally. A barrel-vaulted
structure which creates a mound in the ground level and is
entered at one end. All that is visible externally is a
blocked up door in a segmental section of stonework which
reflects the shape of the vault inside. Interior not
inspected but said to contain an unusual vaulted approach
chamber with stone-lined doorways, 5 stone steps down and a
deep shaft which tapers downwards.
Source: English Heritage
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