This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SJ3174 VILLAGE STREET, Burton Village 794-1/11/11 (South side) Ice House approximately 75m south west of Burton Manor
Ice House. c1805; for Richard Congreve. Coursed and random rubble red sandstone. Two subterranean chambers linked by a central passage with access to both chambers via stone steps.
EXTERIOR: arched south opening is approached via steps from both east and west, 10 and 14 steps. INTERIOR: opening leads into a chamber approximately 3m wide, 6m long, with a segmental vaulted roof and bedrock walls. Link passage is approximately 1m wide, 7m long, with coursed rubble walls and roof of stone lintels side by side. The second chamber is approximately 3m wide, 5m long, and contains a central trough approximately 1m by 1.5m raised 0.33m above floor level. This chamber is illuminated by a shaft to ground level which is covered by a metal grille. A narrow passage in the east wall of this chamber contains 5 steps and then turns south with 24 steps to ground level. HISTORY: the ice house survives from the Burton Hall which preceded the existing Burton Manor (qv).
Listing NGR: SJ3140074053
© Dr Geoffrey Court. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
People & Organisations
Photographer: Court, Geoffrey
Rights Holder: Court, Geoffrey
Rubble, Sandstone, Georgian Icehouse, Domestic, Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces, Garden Building
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