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Former Ice House (Grade II listed) near The Hill at Himley Estate

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pedrocut on October 16, 2011

Ice House. Early C19. Coursed squared red sandstone blocks, with flat coping stones to walling flanking the entrance, now beneath overgrown earth mound. Circular plan with central access passage,approached through an outer entrance with flanking raked retaining walls,with flat sandstone copings. Short vaulted access passage, ending at access doorway to ice chamber with iron-barred door. Circular ice chamber with curved floor cut into bedrock, 5 metres or more in diameter, with a shallow domed roof The roof dome and the chamber walling above bedrock level are of regularly. coursed sandstone blocks. The dome is penetrated by a single ice chute.The ice house was built to the west of ornamental lakes within the parkland of Himley Hall, and to the north of the hall itself

British Listed Buildings

Eduardo Voar Alto on October 17, 2011

A very good capture Peter,nice shot. L:Eduardo.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 16, 2011
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    by pedrocut
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 900Ti
    • Taken on 2011/10/13 10:31:20
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 7.70mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash