Icehouse at Coombe Place, Offham, Hamsey, Lewes - South Downs (NP)

Late C18 ice house within the grounds of Coombe Place. The risk arises from heavy vegetation growth on the structure and partial collapse of the entrance tunnel vault. Discussions have taken place with the owners about how a repair project can be completed.

Icehouse at Coombe Place, Offham, Hamsey, Lewes - South Downs (NP)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Icehouse 140m west of Coombe Place
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1019884
  • Local Planning Authority: South Downs (NP)
  • Site Type: Gardens parks and urban spaces > Garden building


  • Building Name: Icehouse at Coombe Place
  • Locality: Offham
  • County: East Sussex
  • District / Borough: Lewes
  • Parish: Hamsey
  • National Park: South Downs (NP)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Lewes
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Private

Contact Details

David John 01483 252036

Next steps

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