An icehouse is named on the 3st ed. OS map but is marked as being disused by that time. (1) The icehouse had once belonged to Farnah Hall. In the mid-1980s it was described as being in a poor condition and half full of water. The well walls were described as measuring 2" x 9" with a 3" cavity at the centre. (2)
The icehouse was constructed from bricks with a stone string course and had two doors. The earth covered walls had an overall depth of 6m. Water was found to be present in the bottom [in 1983], and the building was found to be in a general poor state of repair with the entrance roof having partially collapsed. (3)
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile).
Unpublished document: Perkins, R. mid 1980s. Derbyshire Icehouses.
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Centred SK 32482 43455 (10m by 10m) (Approximate)
WINDLEY, AMBER VALLEY, DERBYSHIRE
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Apr 11 2011 3:26PM
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