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Listed Building record MDR12319 - Icehouse, Locko Park, Dale Abbey

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1900 AD)

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Full Description

An icehouse, despicted as an oval structure, is named on the 1st ed. 25" OS map. (1) The 2nd edition no longer names the icehouse, and depicts it as a rectangular structure. (2) Ice house approximate a quarter of a mile east of Locko Park. It has been converted to a folly with added brick castellations, window, chimney and concrete floor. (3) The ice house is situated to the east of the house and 200m distant, on a rise at the edge of a wood. The ice house has been converted to a folly by the addition of a castellated brick fa├žade. The dome is rendered externally and is fully exposed. The well has been filled, a concrete floor placed at the spring line to the dome, and a window and fireplace inserted. The internal diameter is 3.3m and height is 2.1m to the new floor. Probably built in the mid-19th century and converted later in the century when it became redundant. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet L-7.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet L-7, 1900.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Perkins, R. mid 1980s. Derbyshire Icehouses.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Beamon, S P & Roaf, S. 1990. The Ice Houses of Britain. p 237.



Grid reference Centred SK 4118 3856 (17m by 17m)

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Record last edited

Jan 26 2024 3:05PM

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