Information for record number MWA13105:
Ice house, Charlecote Nurseries (formerly Charlecote Park), Charlecote

Summary Brick cylindrical ice house close to the river Dene. Formerly sited in the kitchen garden of Charlecote Hall, now a private nursery.
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 Nurseries (formerly Charlecote Park), Charlecote. Beamon and Roaf report a brick cylinder with domed roof, situated adjacent to a bend 2 yds (1.8 m) from the river Dene. It is set into the clay/river gravel hillside with an access tunnel opening about halfway up the chamber. The whole structur is earthed over. Date of construction unknown. Charlectoe Hall is the property of the National Trust but the ice house, on the site of the old kitchen garden, is now incorportated in a private nursery.

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 TUNNEL * An underground channel with a vaulted roof. 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 NURSERY * A room or a building set aside for infants and young children. back

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