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Listed Building record MDR7910 - Icehouse at Alton Manor, Wirksworth Road, Idridgehay and Alton

Type and Period (1)

  • (Victorian to 21st Century - 1846 AD? to 2050 AD)

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Icehouse at Alton Manor, Wirksworth Road, Idridgehay and Alton, built c1846. 'Icehouse of c1846, probably by Sir G G Scott, and is contemporary to the nearby house. It is located 90m to the north west of the house and is tree and earth covered. The passage is c5m in length and is constructed of stone. The well and dome are of brick. A horizontal door opens to steps down through the passage. It may have had a timber floor at the spring line. Now [1986] it is in a good condition and half full of water, being used as a storage tank.' (1) 'The icehouse has steps down to a stone-built flat-roofed entrance passage with three doors. It has a stone dome and a brick well. It was recorded as being half full of water but otherwise in very good condition [in 1983].' (2) From the National Heritage List for England: 'PARISH OF IDRIDGEHAY AND ALTON WIRKSWORTH ROAD SK 25 SE 1/60 Icehouse at Alton Manor GV II Icehouse. C1846. Circular structure, to the north west of Alton Manor, constructed of stone, with brick lining to well, and covered with overgrowth. The Icehouse has three doorways, and is entered through a straight passage. It is now abandoned and flooded. Listing NGR: SK2820251108.' (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Perkins, R. mid 1980s. Derbyshire Icehouses. 234.
  • <2> Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. 10(g).4, with drawing.
  • <3> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.



Grid reference SK 28202 51108 (point)

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Record last edited

Apr 6 2023 8:01PM

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