Record Details

NHER Number:29363
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of icehouse

Summary

This is the site of an octagonal post medieval icehouse, one of three icehouses within Shadwell Park.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 9284 8277
Map Sheet:TL98SW
Parish:BRETTENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Site of icehouse?
Octagonal above ground building marked on (S1).
In wooded area now known as Icewell Clump.
This would seem to fit earlier report that there were three icehouses in the park, one of which was octagonal.
Access to wood not allowed by gamekeeper who says the building has been demolished and only a depression remains.
Ice would have come either from the pond 100 metres or so to east, or from the main lake, though reason for three icehouses in one park is not known.
E. Rose (NLA) 3 February 1993.

Monument Types

  • ICEHOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-7. Ordnance Survey 25 inch 2nd edition (revised 1902-7).
<S2>Archive: NIAS. Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society Records.

Related records

6090Part of: Shadwell Court (Building)
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