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Ice House in the Grounds of Hole Park

A Grade II Listed Building in Rolvenden, Kent

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Latitude: 51.0639 / 51°3'50"N

Longitude: 0.614 / 0°36'50"E

OS Eastings: 583261

OS Northings: 132650

OS Grid: TQ832326

Mapcode National: GBR QW6.62C

Mapcode Global: FRA D659.P1Q

Entry Name: Ice House in the Grounds of Hole Park

Listing Date: 10 May 2005

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1391382

English Heritage Legacy ID: 493190

Location: Rolvenden, Ashford, Kent, TN17

County: Kent

District: Ashford

Civil Parish: Rolvenden

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Ice House in the grounds of Hole Park


Ice house. Probably C18. A tapering cylindrical ice house with domed roof, lined in brick in header bond. The well is about 11 feet in diameter, tapering slightly downward. Its overall depth is about 16 feet. A drain exists which empties into the valley. The exterior was covered in a cement based render, possibly in the early part of the C20. The brick north facing approach tunnel was 14 feet long and 4 feet wide but only a few courses remain buried in the undergrowth. The source of ice was probably a series of ponds on the estate and one dried up pond to the south is no more than 30 yards away.

An ice house retaining its chamber intact and part of an estate group.

[Sylvia P Beamon and Susan Roaf "The Icehouses of Britain" 1990. P315.]

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