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Description: Ice House Approximately 40 Metres North of Ascott Park Farmhouse
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 248356
OS Grid Reference: SU6119198212
OS Grid Coordinates: 461191, 198212
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6794, -1.1164
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SU69NW (South side)
6/115 Ice house approx. 40n. N of
18/07/63 Ascott Park Farmhouse
(Formerly listed as Ascott
House, Dovecote and Workshop
Ice house and granary. Probably early C18 incorporating earlier features. Brick
in Flemish bond with some limestone dressings; thatch roof. Octagonal plan. 2
storeys plus basement. Entrance has a 4-centre arched stone doorway with ovolo
mouldings, recessed spandrels and a label. It stands above a similar 3-centre
arched basement doorway, without label, which is approached down a flight of
brick steps. In 3 other walls is a 2-light stone-mullioned window with concave
chamfers and labels. The windows may be C16 and the doorways early C17.
Octagonal pyramidal roof. Interior: walls are mostly in header bond with
segmental rear arches to windows cutting across chamfers. First floor structure
has been removed. Roof structure C20. Basement has an octagonal brick saucer
done. Part of the former formal gardens of Ascott Park.
(Ascott Park is included in the HBMC County Registers of Gardens at Grade II;
V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.VII, p.121; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.776;
F. Woodward: Oxfordshire Parks, 1982).
Listing NGR: SU6119198212
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Source: English Heritage
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