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Ice House 250 Metres North of Himley Hall, Himley

Description: Ice House 250 Metres North of Himley Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 June 1994
English Heritage Building ID: 407970

OS Grid Reference: SO8888791844
OS Grid Coordinates: 388887, 291844
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5244, -2.1652

Location: Himley, Staffordshire DY3 4DF

Locality: Himley
Local Authority: South Staffordshire District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: DY3 4DF

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Listing Text

SO 89 SE
1576-/5/10001 Ice House 250 metres north of
Himley Hall
Ice House. Early C19. Coursed squared red sandstone blocks, with flat coping stones to
walling flanking the entrance, now beneath overgrown earth mound. Circular plan with
central access passage,approached through an outer entrance with flanking raked retaining
walls,with flat sandstone copings. Short vaulted access passage, ending at access doorway to
ice chamber with iron-barred door. Circular ice chamber with curved floor cut into
bedrock, 5 metres or more in diameter, with a shallow domed roof The roof dome and the
chamber walling above bedrock level are of regularly. coursed sandstone blocks. The dome
is penetrated by a single ice chute.The ice house was built to the west of ornamental lakes
within the parkland of Himley Hall, and to the north of the hall itself

Listing NGR: SO8888791844

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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