Icehouse 720m South East of Bath House Farm

South Yorkshire

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Post Medieval

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District Council


County Council (Unitary)



High Melton

Parliamentary Constituency

Doncaster North

Grid Reference

SE508508 (450808, 401444)

WGS84 Coordinates

53.507, -1.23383

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An icehouse, two ponds and associated drainage system situated 720 metres south east of Bath House Farm. The icehouse was built in the grounds of High Melton Hall, an 18th century hall. The icehouse has near vertical sides and is sunk beneath ground level. It is constructed of brick and stone and is of a 'cup and dome' design. The entrance on the south side consists of a vaulted tunnel leading to the ice chamber. A square enclosure which has been interpreted as an ice pond is situated to the east to the icehouse. This is defined by an earthen bank which survives to a height of 1 metre. The pond measures 14 metres by 14 metres. A further pond is situated to the south west of the icehouse.This pond is circular with a brick built dam around approximately two thirds of its circumference. It is possible that the ponds are contemporary and that both functioned in the running of the icehouse. An earthen bank runs between the two ponds and has been interpreted as a drainage or water management feature. Scheduled.

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