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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
Source ID: 18811
Building Class: Domestic
Location: In Pontypool Park 35m north east of the Valleys Inheritance Museum.
Community: Pontymoile (Llanfihangel Pont-y-moel)
Locality: Pontypool Park
Built-Up Area: Pontypool
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
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.
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.
Other nearby listed buildings