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Latitude: 51.8598 / 51°51'35"N
Longitude: -1.4858 / 1°29'8"W
OS Eastings: 435507
OS Northings: 218032
OS Grid: SP355180
Mapcode National: GBR 6TT.96F
Mapcode Global: VHBZP.6JC5
Entry Name: Icehouse Approximately 460 Metres South East of Cornbury House
Listing Date: 13 June 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1284084
English Heritage Legacy ID: 252458
Location: Cornbury and Wychwood, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX7
District: West Oxfordshire
Civil Parish: Cornbury and Wychwood
Traditional County: Oxfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
CORNBURY AND WYCHWOOD CORNBURY PARK
13/18 Icehouse approx. 460m SE of
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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