This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.
We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?
Latitude: 52.1246 / 52°7'28"N
Longitude: -0.3441 / 0°20'38"W
OS Eastings: 513456
OS Northings: 248663
OS Grid: TL134486
Mapcode National: GBR H3N.PT5
Mapcode Global: VHFQ9.ZVFM
Entry Name: Ice House to West of Park House
Listing Date: 13 January 2004
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1390954
English Heritage Legacy ID: 492593
Location: Mogerhanger, Central Bedfordshire, MK44
County: Central Bedfordshire
Civil Parish: Mogerhanger
Traditional County: Bedfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire
Church of England Parish: Moggerhanger St John the Evangelist
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
Ice House to west of Park House
Ice house. Probably late-C18/early-C19, when Moggerhanger House was re-modelled by Sir John Soane and the grounds improved by Humphry Repton. The structure is covered by an earth mound, with the entrance exposed on the north side. Entrance is coursed ashlar and rubble sandstone. Central section approx. 2m high with cornice and arched opening with voussoirs, within which a recessed door. Stone appears to have been reused, some blocks have raised ashlar faces. Flanking the entrance, a pair of lower wings in coursed rubble stone with flat stone copings, that slope to ground at left side and to half height at right side.
INTERIOR: Entrance passage is barrel-vaulted in coursed rubble limestone, short return walls with no door, beyond which a shorter passage with lower barrel-vaulted ceiling, then second short return walls with no door to ice chamber. Ice chamber is semi-circular in plan. Curved lower walls are Flemish bond brick; shallow saucer-dome ceiling is laid with brick headers, arranged in a spiral fashion. Filled with water at time of inspection (January 2003).
HISTORY: The ice house is approx. 50m to the west of Moggerhanger (listed as Park House, Grade I) re-modelled by Sir John Soane in 1790-97 for Godfrey Thornton, a director of the Bank of England and 1806-12 for Thornton's son, Stephen.
SOURCES: English Heritage Historic Parks and Gardens file GD 3088 RUP.
Ptolemy Dean. Sir John Soane and the Country Estate. 1999.
Late-C18/Early-C19 ice house with a handsome stone entrance and well-crafted brick domed ice chamber, that has group value with the Grade I Park House (Moggerhanger), remodelled by Sir John Soane (to whom the ice house has been attributed), the Grade II Registered Moggerhanger Park, and the Grade II Stables, Kitchen Garden Walls and Outbuildings.
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
Book cover links are generated automatically from the sources. They are not necessarily always correct, as book names at Amazon may not be quite the same as those used referenced in the text.
Source title links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.
Other nearby listed buildings