Record Details

NHER Number:1342
Type of record:Monument
Name:Icehouse, Thornham Hall


A 19th century brick icehouse or ice-well in the grounds of Thornham Hall.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7325 4297
Map Sheet:TF74SW

Full description

Constructed in about 1780 (date of house) for George Hogge, Lynn merchant. No tunnel; door straight to pit. Wooden floor in poor condition over shaft 2.4m to 2.7m (8-9') deep. Ventilation shafts 22cm (9") square rise like chimneys from dome. Information from owner, as interior now blocked off. He believes ice was imported, but more likely from pond to northeast.
E.M. James (KLM), April 1980.

The description sounds more like an ice well.
E. Rose (NAU).

(S1) states that the icehouse is possibly a 19th century addition.

Member of public says site was filled in 'some years ago' as of 1992.
NIAS records (S2)
W. Arnold HES 24/01/11

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Higher Level Stewardship
  • Higher Level Stewardship

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Norfolk County Council. [unknown]. Inventory of Historic Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Norfolk..
<S2>Archive: NIAS. Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society Records.

Related records

11308Part of: Thornham Hall (Building)
30526Part of: Thornham Park (Monument)

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