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Ice House 480 Metres to South of Pencarrow House

A Grade II Listed Building in Egloshayle, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.5021 / 50°30'7"N

Longitude: -4.7656 / 4°45'56"W

OS Eastings: 203972

OS Northings: 70575

OS Grid: SX039705

Mapcode National: GBR N0.KRPP

Mapcode Global: FRA 07XQ.M7N

Entry Name: Ice House 480 Metres to South of Pencarrow House

Listing Date: 4 November 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1143053

English Heritage Legacy ID: 67663

Location: Egloshayle, Cornwall, PL30

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Egloshayle

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Breoke

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SX 07 SW
4/29 Ice House 480 metres to south of
Pencarrow House


Ice house. Circa late C18. Stone rubble domed superstructure, the subterranean well
probably with brick lined cavity walls. The ice house stands near the edge of a lake
approximately 480 metres to the south of Pencarrow House (qv), in a shady position
facing north. It comprises a deep well of circular section, some 15 to 20 feet in
depth with a domed superstructure 7 to 10 feet above ground. The entrance in the
north elevation has a low arched opening with a C20 gate, entering directly into the
well. A ladder must have been used to reach the bottom. The pit appears to be dry
although the nature of the drainage system is uncertain. There does not appear to be
a characteristic eye in the roof of the dome and it is uncertain whether the ice
house is of the usual egg shaped vertical section as the pit was inaccessible.
Robert, R and Gilbert, G Some Aspects of Domestic Archaeology in Cornwall, CCRA,
Yorke, Francis W B 'Ice Houses' Transactions of the Ancient Monument Society,
4(1956), 123-132

Listing NGR: SX0397270575

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