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Monument record MDR8658 - Icehouse no. 2, Willersley Castle, Cromford

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site

Full Description

There were two icehouses at Willersley Castle by the 19th century. Icehouse no. 2 is situated north-east of the house on a hill near icehouse no. 1. It has bad structural cracks. It is covered with earth and has a north-facing short passage which was arched, but has now collapsed. The dressed stone fa├žade leads to the brick passage and brick well and dome. Overall depth is 4.4m and the diameter is 4.2m. Both icehouses are shown on the OS 25" map of 1899. The ice is likely to have been taken from the river or flood plain. (1, 2). For icehouse no. 1, see SMR 9730.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Perkins, R. mid 1980s. Derbyshire Icehouses.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Beamon, S P & Roaf, S. 1990. The Ice Houses of Britain. p 240.



Grid reference Centred SK 2982 5746 (10m by 11m)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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