ICEHOUSE IN GROUNDS OF PRIOR PARK

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1394461
Date first listed:
11-Aug-1972
Date of most recent amendment:
15-Oct-2010
Statutory Address:
ICEHOUSE IN GROUNDS OF PRIOR PARK, PRIOR PARK

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Location

Statutory Address:
ICEHOUSE IN GROUNDS OF PRIOR PARK, PRIOR PARK

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Bath and North East Somerset (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
ST7605263431

Details

656-1/57/1287 11/08/72

PRIOR PARK Icehouse in grounds of Prior Park

GV II

Icehouse. c1755-1760. MATERIALS: Limestone ashlar, brick lining. PLAN: Lofty domed chamber with diameter approx 2.5m and overall internal height approx 3.5m lies almost completely concealed, in steep slopes between fishponds and Ralph Allen Drive. North end, at level of dome, short approach tunnel, with stone barrel vault, approx 2.5m long, entrance to this just visible above ground level, has been partially blocked by later wall, and at lower level small rough opening into base of main chamber, on south side. Chamber lined with brick, and said to have cavity between this and outer ashlar, filled with rubble. Some recesses at springing of dome, possibly housing former joists for platform level. Attached to south-east side remains of walling in circle or octagon of approx 4m diameter, which may be foundation courses to former thatched cottage attached to icehouse. (Information from NT Warden on site).

Listing NGR: ST7605263431

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
509861
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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