History in Structure

Icehouse Tower at Great Moreton Hall

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

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


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

Plus Code: 9C5V4QJ6+X2

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

ID on this website: 101138737

Location: Ackers Crossing, Cheshire East, Cheshire, 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

Tagged with: Icehouse

Find accommodation in


SJ 85 NW


Icehouse tower at Great Moreton Hall



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

External Links

External links are from the relevant listing authority and, where applicable, Wikidata. Wikidata IDs may be related buildings as well as this specific building. If you want to add or update a link, you will need to do so by editing the Wikidata entry.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.