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Latitude: 51.9772 / 51°58'37"N
Longitude: -0.5984 / 0°35'54"W
OS Eastings: 496368
OS Northings: 231893
OS Grid: SP963318
Mapcode National: GBR F2L.5HD
Mapcode Global: VHFQY.LK0N
Entry Name: Ice House Approximately 500 Metres South South East of Basin Bridge
Listing Date: 23 January 1961
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1311560
English Heritage Legacy ID: 38277
Location: Woburn, Central Bedfordshire, MK17
County: Central Bedfordshire
Civil Parish: Woburn
Traditional County: Bedfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire
Church of England Parish: Woburn
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
SP 9632-9732 WOBURN WOBURN PARK
23.1.61 Ice House approximately
500 m SSE of Basin Bridge
Ice house. Begun 1788 by Henry Holland, for Francis 5th Duke of Bedford.
Externally of coursed ironstone rubble with ashlar dressings, internally of
brick. Raised on a slight mound, consists of circular domed structure half
buried in ground, with single-storeyed circular ornamental exterior structure.
Gothick style. Embattled parapet. 2-stage buttresses. Ornamental blind
windows, all pointed-arched single-lights under square heads. Pointed-arched
doorway to N with plank door. This gives onto entrance tunnel which
originally probably contained 2 airlock doors. This tunnel opens
approximately halfway up inner chamber. 2 trapdoors to domed roof, which is
covered with tiles, bitumen and earth.
Industrial Archaeology in Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire County Council, 1967,
Listing NGR: SP9636831893
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