Monument record MDR8380 - Icehouse, Catton Park, Catton

Type and Period (1)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

All brick icehouse, described in 1983 as being in poor condition, with a collapsed passage roof. (1, 2) The icehouse is situated c. 800m to the east of the house. It faces north-east, is fenced in and covered by a small spinney in an open field. It is earth-covered, of brick construction and has a collapsed entrance passage which originally had two doors. The chamber has an overall depth of over 5m and a diameter of 4m. The icehouse could be contemporary with Catton Hall by William Smith of Warwick, 1741-2. It is shown on the OS 6" map of 1925. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Perkins, R. mid 1980s. Derbyshire Icehouses.
  • <2> Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. 10(g).1, with plan.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Beamon, S P & Roaf, S. 1990. The Ice Houses of Britain. p 235.



Grid reference Centred SK 20824 14876 (10m by 9m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (0)

External Links (0)

Record last edited

May 13 2013 4:02PM

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.