Ice house at Towneley Hall - Burnley

Ice house in the grounds of Towneley Park. Believed to have been built by the Towneleys in the C17, and formerly used to store ice for use in Towneley Hall. The ice house is constructed of brick and stone, under an earth mound. It was repaired in 1976 and was open to the public by appointment. It is now very overgrown and obscured by saplings, brambles and ivy. It is currently a bat roost.

Ice house at Towneley Hall - Burnley
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Ice house at Towneley Hall
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1005089
  • Local Planning Authority: Burnley
  • Site Type: Gardens parks and urban spaces > Garden building


  • Building Name: Ice house at Towneley Hall
  • County: Lancashire
  • District / Borough: Burnley
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Burnley
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Ownership: Local authority
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument, RPG grade II

Contact Details

Tamsin Cooke 0161 242 1422

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England