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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1143053
English Heritage Legacy ID: 67663
Location: Egloshayle, Cornwall, PL30
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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4/29 Ice House 480 metres to south of
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,
Listing NGR: SX0397270575
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