Monument record MDR8809 - Icehouse, Longford Hall, Longford

Type and Period (1)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

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Full Description

C19 icehouse. Dome constructed of two 9" skin with 20" cavity. Outer dome has collapsed. (1) Sited a quarter of a mile (400m) east of Longford Hall in an open field. Built of brick, the dome is constructed of two 0.23m skins with a 0.51 cavity. There are three doorways. Overall depth is over 4m and the internal diameter is 4m. It is not shown on any OS map. (2) Listed building, Grade II. LB description: Early C19, red brick. Underground domes well with barrel vaulted entrance tunnel to north. Tunnel has hingings for three doors, and beyond well is four metres in diameter and over four metres in depth. Well walls are corbelled inwards. Outer skin of cavity wall over the dome has been broken into but the inner wall is intact. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Perkins, R. mid 1980s. Derbyshire Icehouses.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Beamon, S P & Roaf, S. 1990. The Ice Houses of Britain. p 238.
  • <3> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. 3/2138/038.



Grid reference SK 21954 38341 (point)

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Record last edited

Jul 7 2015 9:56AM

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