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Latitude: 53.259 / 53°15'32"N
Longitude: -3.0298 / 3°1'47"W
OS Eastings: 331400
OS Northings: 374053
OS Grid: SJ314740
Mapcode National: GBR 7Z8R.VF
Mapcode Global: WH87Z.FBGX
Entry Name: Ice House Approximately 75 Metres South West of Burton Manor
Listing Date: 29 April 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1387806
English Heritage Legacy ID: 475798
Location: Cheshire West and Chester, CH64
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Electoral Ward/Division: Little Neston and Burton
Built-Up Area: Burton
Traditional County: Cheshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire
Church of England Parish: Burton St Nicholas
Church of England Diocese: Chester
SJ3174 VILLAGE STREET, Burton Village
794-1/11/11 (South side)
Ice House approximately 75m south
west of Burton Manor
Ice House. c1805; for Richard Congreve. Coursed and random
rubble red sandstone. Two subterranean chambers linked by a
central passage with access to both chambers via stone steps.
EXTERIOR: arched south opening is approached via steps from
both east and west, 10 and 14 steps.
INTERIOR: opening leads into a chamber approximately 3m wide,
6m long, with a segmental vaulted roof and bedrock walls. Link
passage is approximately 1m wide, 7m long, with coursed rubble
walls and roof of stone lintels side by side. The second
chamber is approximately 3m wide, 5m long, and contains a
central trough approximately 1m by 1.5m raised 0.33m above
floor level. This chamber is illuminated by a shaft to ground
level which is covered by a metal grille. A narrow passage in
the east wall of this chamber contains 5 steps and then turns
south with 24 steps to ground level.
HISTORY: the ice house survives from the Burton Hall which
preceded the existing Burton Manor (qv).
Listing NGR: SJ3140074053
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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