Monument record MDR8655 - Circular icehouse, Masson House, Matlock Bath

Type and Period (2)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1770 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ? (Georgian to Victorian - 1770 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site

Full Description

A possible decorative grotto associated with the gardens of Masson House, consisting of a stone room with barrel-vaulted stone roof overgrown with vegetation and covered with earth on one side, located perched over the entrance to the Wapping Mine and in a dilapidated condition with the roof fallen in. [A note has also been added suggesting an icehouse rather than a grotto] (1) A large circular ice house is shown at this location on a plan of Masson House and grounds made at the time of their sale in 1886. (2) Masson House dates from the late 18th century and the ice house is therefore presumably contemporary or later. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. 10(g).2.
  • <2> Cartographic materials: Parkin, J (Land Surveyor). 1886. Masson House Sale Plan.
  • <3> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. 3/2957/075.



Grid reference Centred SK 2932 5738 (6m by 6m) (Approximate)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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