MSO7775 - 19th Century icehouse at Glenthorne (Building)


A mid 19th Century icehouse, made of flat bedded local stone with a slate lintel. The design is said to be derived from Loudon in "Encyclopaedia of Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture," 1853. It formed part of the Glenthorne estate to the north.

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Full Description

"Icehouse" is printed on the Ordnance Survey Archaeological Division map of 1962 and the 1906 6 inch Ordnanace survey map. [1,2] The icehouse is presumably part of the estate belonging to Glenthorne House to the north. [3] The house was built in 1829-30. It was not investigated by the Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Exmoor Survey. [4] The building is 19th Century in date. It is constructed from flat bedded local stone with a slate lintel. The building is set into hillside. The internal plan not certain but is said to be derived from design by Loudon in "Cottage and Villa Architecture", 1853. Listed primarily for historic interest as part of the Glenthorne estate. [5] The building was visited in April 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 3A. The report advises that the icehouse is adjacent to a popular public footpath and is well visited, with partial access allowed. It is a good survival of a rare asset type and has social, historical and aesthetic value. [6] The icehouse is depicted and labelled as disused on 2018 MasterMap data. [8] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [9]

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1888-1914. County Series; 2nd Edition (1st Revision) 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1905.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. E Dennison, SCPD, 17 April 1984.
  • <4> Survey: RCHME. 1994. Exmoor survey.
  • <5> Index: 2/1/1986. Thirty-fifth List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, District of West Somerset (Somerset)/Exmoor National Park.
  • <6> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13. 17.
  • <7> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <8>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #41076 ]
  • <9> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1102236, Extant 7 December 2021.

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (3A): 1076/1/33
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10666
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11491
  • Local List Status (Rejected)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NE16
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1102236
  • Report Site Reference (SEM8598): GT18004
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33868
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31157



Grid reference Centred SS 7998 4939 (3m by 3m) MasterMap
Map sheet SS74NE

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Record last edited

Mar 29 2022 2:41PM


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