Record Details

NHER Number:7938
Type of record:Building
Name:Icehouse, The Street

Summary

An early 19th century red brick icehouse that once served the Manor House. The house was demolished after World War One, and the icehouse now stands close to a row of modern shops. Collapsed in December 2010 due to frost damage.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 1962 9245
Map Sheet:TM19SE
Parish:LONG STRATTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

5 February 1976. Visited by E. Rose (NAU.
Brick, almost spherical interior, set in modern podium of brick and cement and approached by modern staircase. Door on east. Interior full of rubbish. Served Manor House (Georgian) that was demolished after World War One; fits a date of about 1800.
E. Rose (NAU).

The tunnel was removed when building was dug out in 1970s. The ice came from the railway at Forncett.
E. Rose (NAU).

July 1985.
Hole 2.4m (8ft) across found to have been knocked in dome.
Compulsory repairs ordered by council.
Information from (S1)
E. Rose (NAU) 12 July 1985.

(S1) in file.

31st December 2010. Dome collapsed.
Police investigation ruled out vandalism and put it down to the harsh frost during the night.
See (S2)
W. Arnold (HES), 01 Febuary 2011

Monument Types

  • ICEHOUSE (18th Century to 21st Century - 1800 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1050278.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 530.
---Photograph: 1992. Photographs of Ice House, The Street, Ipswich Road, Long Stratton. Black & white.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1984-1985. [Articles on the purchase and repair order on the Icehouse].
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2011-2012. [Articles on the collapse and discussion on whether to restore the Icehouse].

Related records

MNO9942Related to: Icehouse of former Manor house The Street (west side) LONG STRATTON (Revoked)

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