Icehouse 260m North West of Castle Hill
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Devon County Council
North Devon Council
SN669669 (266916, 128632)
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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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