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Monument record MDR8485 - Icehouse, Barlborough Hall

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  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

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Barlborough Hall icehouse has been completely covered over but is supposed to be intact and will be exposed by the new owner. The first reference to it, 'for the cold storage of food throughout the year' was in 1687. Close to the west side of the Hall, the small stone building stood at the edge of the pond, called the 'Ice House Pond'. The inside floor was dug out to a substantial depth, and the bottom was covered with thick straw. Ice was then broken from the pond's surface to fill the ice-house annually. It is shown on the OS 25" map of 1898. (1, 2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Beamon, S P & Roaf, S. 1990. The Ice Houses of Britain. p 235.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Perkins, R. mid 1980s. Derbyshire Icehouses.



Grid reference Centred SK 47558 78217 (5m by 5m) Approximate

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Record last edited

Nov 29 2022 9:51AM

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