Ice House in Weston Park

Description of this historic site

The site of an icehouse, a structure built partially underground and used for storing ice during the warmer months. It was built during the Imperial period. It is located 1km south west of Cherington.

Notes about this historic site

1 Created in 1828 when Sir George Philip’s new house (PRN 5286) was nearing completion.

2 A cylindrical structure, in brick, with a domed top.

3 Photographs in FI file.

4 Beamon and Roaf report that the ice-house is in reasonable condition and under repair in 1983, although the passageway collapsed some years before this. Entrance leads to a vertical cylinder, domed top and dished bottom. Height above ground is about 6 ft (1.8m) to the top of the dome; below ground about 20 ft (6.2m), diameter 12 ft (3.65m). Sited 400 yds (365 m) from the building it served.

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