Possible Icehouse, 123 Coleshill Road, Atherstone

Description of this historic site

The site of a possible icehouse, a structure built partially under ground and used for storing ice in the warmer months. It probably dates to the Imperial period. It was uncovered during construction work at the rear of Coleshill Road, Atherstone.

Notes about this historic site

1 A red-brick domed structure with a central circular opening was uncovered during construction works to lower the ground level to the rear of the property. The bricks are mortared. The aperture is too small to admit a man. There are no signs of discolouration. This may have been an icehouse. The structure is preserved, covered by a planting bed.

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