Building record MDR1349 - Icehouse, The Rookery, Ashford-in-the-Water
Type and Period (1)
- ICEHOUSE (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
This is a small domestic brick-built ice house with a good limestone façade. The chamber is 2.4m high and there is no well. The ice house is built into the side of a low earthen bank, with the entrance facing south to the River Wye, close by. The roof is covered in dense ivy and ferns (in 1990)(1-3). The ice house is located on the bank of the River Wye and only 4ft (1.2m) above it, facing south-east onto the river. It consists of a passage including two doors opening into a chamber 3m x 2m and 2.4m high, and has a barrel-vaulted roof with a 0.6m square chute hole. It is earth-covered and well protected by trees. Internally it is built of brick, but the façade to the river is of pleasantly rusticated arched stonework. It was visited and surveyed by R Perkins in 1984. (4, 5)
- <1> SDR19109 Bibliographic reference: Hill, R (PPJPB). 1985. Peak Park Treasures. E253; Perkins, R; 1984.
- <2> SDR12555 Personal Observation: Parker, R M. 1990. Pers. Comm..
- <3> SDR13030 Photograph: Perkins, R. The Rookery, Icehouse.
- <4> SDR18912 Unpublished document: Perkins, R. mid 1980s. Derbyshire Icehouses.
- <5> SDR18948 Bibliographic reference: Beamon, S P & Roaf, S. 1990. The Ice Houses of Britain.
|Grid reference||Centred SK 1907 6952 (57m by 35m) (Approximate)|
|Civil Parish||ASHFORD IN THE WATER, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
Jun 25 2015 6:08PM