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Latitude: 51.412 / 51°24'43"N
Longitude: 0.278 / 0°16'40"E
OS Eastings: 558515
OS Northings: 170570
OS Grid: TQ585705
Mapcode National: GBR X7.W6L
Mapcode Global: VHHP1.RRTY
Entry Name: Ice House in Grounds of Clock House Approximately 150 Metres to South West of the House
Listing Date: 17 March 1982
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1336464
English Heritage Legacy ID: 172644
Location: Darenth, Dartford, Kent, DA2
Civil Parish: Darenth
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
Church of England Parish: Darenth St Margaret
Church of England Diocese: Rochester
5274 DARENTH GREEN STREET GREEN ROAD
Green Street Green
Ice House in grounds of
Clock House approximately
150 m to south-west of
TQ 57 SE 4/10
Circa 1812. Access is gained through a door set in a stone facade. Above the
door are the initials TE and the date 1812. Thomas Edmeades was an owner of
Clock House. A staircase leads downwards for 17 ft and turns into a passageway.
On the right hand side the doorway opens at high level into an ice storing well.
To the left a passage continues to a cold storage chamber. A second staircase,
under the entrance staircase leads to the floor of the ice well, the well has
a diameter of 14 ft and is of brick. The upper portion is domed and pierced by
a shaft to the surface. The cold storage chamber was used for game and meat storage.
The floor is paved with bricks and the rendered walls are lime washed. There
are 38 slots in the walls which held the supports for a circular shelf. Higher
up the walls are other slots and heavy iron rails probably used for suspending
game and meat.
[see Archaeologia Cantiana 1975].
Listing NGR: TQ5858670676
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