Icehouse 260m North West of Castle Hill


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Post Medieval

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Devon County Council

District Council

North Devon Council



Parliamentary Constituency

North Devon

Grid Reference

SN669669 (266916, 128632)

WGS84 Coordinates

51.0411, -3.89854

Nearest Postcode

EX32 0RH

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An icehouse in the grounds of Castle Hill, set into a hillside known as Ice House Hill, 260 metres north west of Castle Hill House. The icehouse survives as a partly submerged D-shaped flat topped platform set into the side of a hill. This measures 22.6 metres long, 10.8 metres wide at the widest point and up to 1.6 metres high. The entrance is at the northern end. A nearby spring and the area to the west of the Filleigh Brook which is known to flood may have provided a source of ice. The icehouse was built by the First Earl Fortescue in 1790. Scheduled.

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