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Icehouse Approximately 460 Metres South East of Cornbury House, Cornbury and Wychwood

Description: Icehouse Approximately 460 Metres South East of Cornbury House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 252458

OS Grid Reference: SP3550718032
OS Grid Coordinates: 435507, 218032
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8598, -1.4858

Location: Cornbury and Wychwood, Oxfordshire OX7 3EH

Locality: Cornbury and Wychwood
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX7 3EH

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Listing Text

13/18 Icehouse approx. 460m SE of
Cornbury House

- II

Icehouse. Probably c18, Coursed limestone rubble. Circular plan with domed roof.
Double skin below ground level. Entrance to north with corbelled stone roof and
boarded door with wrought-iron strap hinges and flat stone arch. Interior: domed
chamber. Some brick in dome. The double-skin construction is unusual and was
probably employed to improve the thermal performance of the building, especially
as it is not covered by an earth mound. The icehouse stands in a remote position
in Cornbury Park, at some distance from Cornbury House (q.v.).
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: pp553-5)

Listing NGR: SP3550718032

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Source: English Heritage

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