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Ice House Approximately 500 Metres South South East of Basin Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Woburn, Central Bedfordshire

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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

Grade: II

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

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Listing Text

23.1.61 Ice House approximately
500 m SSE of Basin Bridge
- II
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,
p. 22.

Listing NGR: SP9636831893

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