Monument record LMD 057 - Icehouse; Icehouse Plantation; Melford Park

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18th century icehouse, underground, in Icehouse Plantation.


Grid reference Centred TL 8720 4616 (70m by 71m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL84NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Icehouse. Associated with Melford Hall (LMD 058), circa 500m to E of Hall in Icehouse Plantation within Melford Park (S1)(S2). Grid reference for `Icehouse Plantation' only.

1990: The bricks of this icehouse were used to restore the Hall after a fire during the Second World War. The remaining hole has now been filled in. The structure was underground in the 'Icehouse Plantation' approx 540m from the hall. The chamber was circular and brick lined. Likely 18th century. Fishponds were the source of ice until it went out of use before the Second World War (S3)(R1).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> (No record type): OS, 1:10560, 1:10000 & 1:2500 maps TL 84 NE & TL 8646-8746, 1958, 1979 & 1972.
  • <M1> (No record type): (S2).
  • <R1> Source Unchecked: Parker, Sir R. H.. 1984. ?.
  • <S2> (No record type): HBMCE, Register of Parks & Gardens, 39, Suffolk.
  • <S3> Monograph: Beamon, S. P. and Roaf, S.. 1990. The Ice-Houses of Britain. p. 399.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

May 9 2018 12:00PM

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