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Icehouse Tower at Great Moreton Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Moreton cum Alcumlow, Cheshire East

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1324 / 53°7'56"N

Longitude: -2.2399 / 2°14'23"W

OS Eastings: 384047

OS Northings: 359497

OS Grid: SJ840594

Mapcode National: GBR 12P.QHL

Mapcode Global: WHBC6.KJLH

Entry Name: Icehouse Tower at Great Moreton Hall

Listing Date: 26 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138737

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56515

Location: Moreton cum Alcumlow, Cheshire East, CW12

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Moreton cum Alcumlow

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Astbury St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


SJ 85 NW
7/44

MORETON CUM ALCUMLOW C.P.
(Off) NEW ROAD

Icehouse tower at Great Moreton Hall

II

GV

Icehouse. c. 1841-43. By Edward Blore. Coursed yellow sandstone
rubble of 3 storeys. Garden front: at left is a portion of walling
connecting it with the drying ground. This walling has a central
archway with a cambered head and three further receding archways
between which are channels carved as if to take portcullises. Above
this is a walkway. To right is the hexagonal body of the icehouse.
This has a porchway to the left-hand canted face, supporting the
walkway above which leads to a blocked doorway. The face at right of
this has a 2-light window to the ground floor and lancets to the first
and second floors. The entrance front has the wall containing a
cambered arch at right with a battlemented parapet above with
machicolation. To left of this is the tower which has to its right
hand angle a doorway. Blank walling above.
Interior: the floors and roof have been removed. Leading off from
the ground floor is a tunnel-vaulted corridor of brick which leads to
a circular chamber with domed ceiling and dished floor, also of brick.
The tunnel joins this chamber at its upper body.


Listing NGR: SJ 84047 59497

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