Information for record number MWA2388:
Ice House in Weston Park

Summary The site of an icehouse, a structure built partially underground and used for storing ice during the warmer months. It was built during the Imperial period. It is located 1km south west of Cherington.
What Is It?  
Type: Icehouse
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1751 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Long Compton
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 28 35
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Created in 1828 when Sir George Philip's new house (PRN 5286) was nearing completion.
2 A cylindrical structure, in brick, with a domed top.
3 Photographs in FI file.
4 Beamon and Roaf report that the ice-house is in reasonable condition and under repair in 1983, although the passageway collapsed some years before this. Entrance leads to a vertical cylinder, domed top and dished bottom. Height above ground is about 6 ft (1.8m) to the top of the dome; below ground about 20 ft (6.2m), diameter 12 ft (3.65m). Sited 400 yds (365 m) from the building it served.

Source No: 4
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: The Ice-Houses of Britain
Author/originator: Beamon, S.P. and Roaf, S.
Date: 1990
Page Number: 437 - 443
Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Prospect of Weston
Author/originator: Warriner M
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Source No: 3
Source Type: Photograph
Title: Ice House in Weston Park
Author/originator: PWF
Date: 1983
Page Number:
Source No: 2
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: SMR Card
Author/originator: PWF
Date: 1983
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: PRN 2387
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source SMR Card Sites and Monuments Record Card. The Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record began to be developed during the 1970s. The details of individual archaeological sites and findspots were written on record cards. These record cards were used until the 1990s, when their details were entered on to a computerised system. The record cards are still kept at the office of the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
period Imperial 1751 AD to 1914 AD (end of the 18th century AD to the beginning of the 20th century AD)

This period comes after the Post Medieval period and before the modern period and starts with beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1750. It includes the second part of the Hannoverian period (1714 – 1836) and the Victorian period (1837 – 1901). The Imperial period ends with the start of the First World War in 1914.
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monument ICEHOUSE * A structure, partly underground, for the preservation of ice for use during warmer weather. back
monument HOUSE * A building for human habitation, especially a dwelling place. Use more specific type where known. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument BUILDING * A structure with a roof to provide shelter from the weather for occupants or contents. Use specific type where known. back
monument PARK * An enclosed piece of land, generally large in area, used for hunting, the cultivation of trees, for grazing sheep and cattle or visual enjoyment. Use more specific type where known. back
monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. back
monument STRUCTURE * A construction of unknown function, either extant or implied by archaeological evidence. If known, use more specific type. back

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