Monument record MDR13352 - Icehouse, Cave Cottage, Sudbury

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1850 AD)

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Full Description

The former ice house to Sudbury Hall is a grade II listed building, of early 19th century date. It is circular and is sunk into the ground with a domed brick top grassed over. There is a short tunnel-vaulted entrance passage. (1) The icehouse, which is in good condition, lies in the former deer park of Sudbury Hall and was presumably used for the storage of venison from the park. It is of brick construction, about 15ft (4.5m) in diameter at ground level and about 12ft (3.5m) from floor level to the crown of the vault. The floor level and drain outlet lie only about 2ft (0.68m) below outside ground level. The entrance tunnel is about 15ft (4.5m) long and its doorway faces north-east. It was visited by R Perkins in 1983. (2, 3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. 3/1633/040.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Perkins, R. mid 1980s. Derbyshire Icehouses.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Beamon, S P & Roaf, S. 1990. The Ice Houses of Britain. p 240.



Grid reference Centred SK 1668 3391 (7m by 6m)

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Record last edited

Nov 16 2012 10:11AM

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