Record Details

NHER Number:23871
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post medieval ice house


An ice house formerly in the grounds of Crimplesham Hall (NHER2457). It probably dates from the late 18th century, and was partly rebuilt in the 19th century, possibly by the same man who built the Hall and its folly (NHER2458).

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6479 0382
Map Sheet:TF60SW

Full description

Ice house. Probably late 18th century, partly rebuilt 19th century.
Unusual surrounding passage with roof made of pipes.
Report in file by Mrs E. M. James June 1987.
E. Rose (NAU) 31 July 1987.
For the use of drainpipes as vaulting see also the Hall (2457) and folly (2458). This suggests Waterhouse designed the ice house also.
E.Rose (NAU) 20 November 1998.

As of 1992 the structure is was warping and the top of the dome had fallen in.
NIAS records (S1)
W. Arnold HES 25/01/11

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Archive: NIAS. Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society Records.

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