Information for record number MWA13104:
Ice House, Charlecote Hall, Charlecote

Summary Ice house situated opposite the main gate of the 16th C mansion.
What Is It?  
Type: Icehouse
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Charlecote
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: 00
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Level of Protection Local

Source Number  

1 Ice house, Charlecote Hall, Charlecote. Beamon and Roaf report the ice house is sited in the garden of the provate house, opposite the main gate of the 16thC mansion. Brick-lined, set into an earthen bank. S-facing tunnel leading into theh beehive-shaped chamber some 12 ft (3.65 m) in diameter and 25-30 ft (6-9 m) in depth. A small access hole in the apex of the dome is covered by a stone set as a lid. It is suggested this is one of two ice houses on the estate: the other is given as being in Charlecote Nurseries (the site of the former kitchen garden of Charlecote Hall).

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: The Ice-Houses of Britain
Author/originator: Beamon, S.P. and Roaf, S.
Date: 1990
Page Number: 437 - 443
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Word or Phrase
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 KITCHEN GARDEN * A private garden established primarily for growing vegetables and herbs for domestic consumption. back
monument STONE * Use only where stone is natural or where there is no indication of function. back
monument TUNNEL * An underground channel with a vaulted roof. Use specific type where known. back
monument BEEHIVE * A receptacle used as a home for bees, traditionally made of thick straw-work in the shape of a dome, but sometimes made of wood. back
monument GARDEN * An enclosed piece of ground devoted to the cultivation of flowers, fruit or vegetables and/or recreational purposes. Use more specific type where known. back
monument GATE * A movable stucture which enables or prevents entrance to be gained. Usually situated in a wall or similar barrier and supported by gate posts. back

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