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Latitude: 51.6234 / 51°37'24"N
Longitude: -0.7511 / 0°45'4"W
OS Eastings: 486551
OS Northings: 192356
OS Grid: SU865923
Mapcode National: GBR D5B.2YH
Mapcode Global: VHDW4.XGSC
Entry Name: Ice House at Wycombe Abbey
Listing Date: 25 May 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1387291
English Heritage Legacy ID: 475236
Location: Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11
District Council Ward: Abbey
Traditional County: Buckinghamshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire
Church of England Parish: High Wycombe All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
SU 8692 HIGH WYCOMBE
5/10005 Ice House at
Ice house with screen wall. Ice house probably 1764 by Capability Brown for the Earl of Shelburne; screen wall probably c1804 by James Wyatt for Lord Carrington. Earth-covered brick-built ice house with screen wall of flint with Denner Hill stone centrepiece. Central four-centre-arched entrance, bricked up and covered by board door of c1985; archway and flanking piers of stone with galleted joints, the piers having chamfered plinths and capstones; flint parapet over door with chamfered stone off-set and coping. Flanking walls, slightly curved, have shallow, pointed-arched niches and end-piers with pyramidal finials, all in flint, right-hand pier missing upper part. The ice house is said to have a brick-lined tunnel leading to a chamber with a domed vault, the pit filled in with chalk. A mid-C18 ice house with an unusual and attractive early-C19 screen wall.
Source: K A Walpole, From one generation to another (Cox & Wyman), p.4. Sylvia P Beaumont & Susan Poaf, The ice-houses of Britain, 1990, p.211 -212.
Listing NGR: SU8655192356
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