Grotto and Icehouse, Forcett and Carkin - Richmondshire

A late C18 Grotto and Icehouse, constructed of cyclopean dry-stone masonry forming three roundish arches. It stands at the head of the lake in Forcett Park. The stonework is eroding and stones are becoming loose. The estate is currently on the market.

Grotto and Icehouse, Forcett and Carkin - Richmondshire
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Grotto and Icehouse
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1157748
  • Local Planning Authority: Richmondshire
  • Site Type: Gardens parks and urban spaces > Garden building


  • Building Name: Grotto and Icehouse
  • County: North Yorkshire
  • District / Borough: Richmondshire
  • Parish: Forcett and Carkin
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Richmond (Yorks)
  • Region: Yorkshire

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, RPG grade II