History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Ice House Approximately 500 Metres South South East of Basin Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Woburn, Central Bedfordshire

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street View
Contributor Photos »

Street View is the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the building. In some locations, Street View may not give a view of the actual building, or may not be available at all. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9772 / 51°58'37"N

Longitude: -0.5984 / 0°35'54"W

OS Eastings: 496368

OS Northings: 231893

OS Grid: SP963318

Mapcode National: GBR F2L.5HD

Mapcode Global: VHFQY.LK0N

Entry Name: Ice House Approximately 500 Metres South South East of Basin Bridge

Listing Date: 23 January 1961

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1311560

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38277

Location: Woburn, Central Bedfordshire, MK17

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Woburn

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Woburn

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

Find accommodation in
Woburn

Listing Text

SP 9632-9732 WOBURN WOBURN PARK
3/181
23.1.61 Ice House approximately
500 m SSE of Basin Bridge
- II
Ice house. Begun 1788 by Henry Holland, for Francis 5th Duke of Bedford.
Externally of coursed ironstone rubble with ashlar dressings, internally of
brick. Raised on a slight mound, consists of circular domed structure half
buried in ground, with single-storeyed circular ornamental exterior structure.
Gothick style. Embattled parapet. 2-stage buttresses. Ornamental blind
windows, all pointed-arched single-lights under square heads. Pointed-arched
doorway to N with plank door. This gives onto entrance tunnel which
originally probably contained 2 airlock doors. This tunnel opens
approximately halfway up inner chamber. 2 trapdoors to domed roof, which is
covered with tiles, bitumen and earth.
Industrial Archaeology in Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire County Council, 1967,
p. 22.


Listing NGR: SP9636831893

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Selected Sources

Source links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.