Earth-covered icehouse of extremely fine quality, with a fine façade. Three doors with dressed stone inset into brickwork for latch and hinge supports. Fine brickwork, arched passage. Possibly late 18th century (1)
The icehouse is 400m south west of Foremark Hall on a slight tree-covered rise facing north-east. It is extremely well-built in good quality brickwork with inserted, dressed-stone fixing blocks for hinges and latches on all three door openings. The original first door is still in place. The overall depth is over 5.6m and the diameter is 3.6m. The ice would have been collected from fishponds close at hand. It was possibly built at the same time as the house, ie in 1761 (2)
Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. 10(g).1, with plan.
Bibliographic reference: Beamon, S P & Roaf, S. 1990. The Ice Houses of Britain. pp 236-7.
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Centred SK 33101 26261 (14m by 13m) (Approximate)
FOREMARK, SOUTH DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE
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