Record Details

NHER Number:3204
Type of record:Monument
Name:Ice house


An ice house, probably of the 19th century. It is completely underground, with only a low mound showing on the surface. The entrance is down a flight of stairs, but there is no access as it is now a roosting place for bats.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0379 3612
Map Sheet:TG03NW

Full description

Ice house.
13 November 1979. Visited by E. Rose. Unusual type; completely buried with only a low mound, and a very large tree on top. Entrance down a flight of steps; modern brick cladding on top of yellow brick similar to that in Hall of 1822. Modern door. Interior inaccessible as it is a bat roosting place and protected as such, but described by
J. Goldsmith as 'egg shaped'. E.Rose (NAU).

There were formerly three doors; the walls have eight putlog holes perhaps for shelves, and there is a metal trap door in the top of the dome for filling with ice, which is unusual in Norfolk.
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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