Information for record number MWA2954:
Ice House at the Lunt, Baginton

Summary An icehouse, a structure built partially underground and used for storing ice in the warmer months. The icehouse was built during the Imperial period and was probably associated with Baginton Hall. It is situated 200m north of Coventry Road, Baginton.
What Is It?  
Type: Icehouse
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1751 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Baginton
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 34 75
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Built into the N facing slope of the Lunt, c15m below the summit of the slope, is an ice house which presumably belonged to Baginton Hall (PRN 2677). A length (c3m) of brick walling and a protruding arched entrance-way c1.8m high by 1m wide are the outwardly visible remains. The entrance continues horizontally into the hillside for c7m before opening into a large chamber. The factory-made bricks suggest a mid-late 19th century date.
2 Beamon and Roaf report an egg-shaped, brick-lined structure built into the side of a hill. A centred entrance and a trapdoor in the top.

Source No: 2
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Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: SMR Card
Author/originator: Thomson D J
Date: 1983
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: PRN 4402
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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 ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. 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
monument FACTORY * A building or complex, housing powered machinery and employing a large workforce for manufacturing purposes. Use specific monument type where known. back

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