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Grotto and Icehouse, Forcett and Carkin

Description: Grotto and Icehouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 February 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 323263

OS Grid Reference: NZ1700012146
OS Grid Coordinates: 417000, 512146
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5044, -1.7390

Location: Forcett, North Yorkshire DL11 7SH

Locality: Forcett and Carkin
Local Authority: Richmondshire District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL11 7SH

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Listing Text

NZ 1612-1712
10/51 Grotto and Icehouse
(formerly listed as
Grotto at Forcett Hall)

Grotto and icehouse. Late C18. Ashlar sandstone, rubble and brick. 3 bay
grotto, with passage leading from rear of central bay for a distance of
approximately 30 metres to circular brick icehouse with deep cavity and
vaulted top. Grotto: cyclopian dry-stone masonry forming 3 roundish arches,
the central one larger, behind which are 3 rubble barrel-vaulted chambers,
the central one tapering down to form passage approximately 1.75 metres
high. From outer sides of outer chambers, pointed-arched doorways lead up
into garden behind.

Listing NGR: NZ1700012146

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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