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Double icehouse in Pontypool Park

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontypool, Torfaen

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Latitude: 51.7039 / 51°42'13"N

Longitude: -3.0389 / 3°2'19"W

OS Eastings: 328307

OS Northings: 201082

OS Grid: SO283010

Mapcode National: GBR J4.3SD2

Mapcode Global: VH79S.8FVN

Plus Code: 9C3RPX36+HF

Entry Name: Double icehouse in Pontypool Park

Listing Date: 28 August 1997

Last Amended: 28 August 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18811

Building Class: Domestic

Location: In Pontypool Park 35m north east of the Valleys Inheritance Museum.

County: Torfaen

Town: Pontypool

Community: Pontymoile (Llanfihangel Pont-y-moel)

Community: Pontymoile

Locality: Pontypool Park

Built-Up Area: Pontypool

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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A double icehouse built in 1827-8 as a part of the improvements to Pontypool Park by Capel Hanbury Leigh.


A domed brick double icehouse built into the bank across the road from the Pontypool Park stable block, now The Valley Inheritance Museum. The icehouse has one revealed brick wall, although this may originally have had earth in front of it, and a top strengthened in concrete, with two round holes.


The interiors of both icehouses are egg shaped with only the top entrance, although there will be a drain hole of some kind at the bottom.

Reasons for Listing

An icehouse was an important adjunct of a country house in the C18 and C19 and a complete double example is an extremely unusual survivor. Group value with other listed items in Pontypool Park.

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