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HER Number:MDV30581
Name:Cooling House, Parke, Bovey Tracey


Cooling house built into slope in front of house comprising an oblong stone-walled chamber with a barrel-valuted stone roof. Early or mid 19th century date.


Grid Reference:SX 806 785
Map Sheet:SX87NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBovey Tracey
Ecclesiastical ParishBOVEY TRACEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87NW/24/5
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ICEHOUSE (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1986, Bovey Tracey, 17 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV297013.

Cooling House built into the slope in front of the house. Probably early or mid 19th century. Consists of a small stone-walled chamber of oblong plan with a barrel-vaulted stone roof. Two stone steps rise to the doorway, which has plain granite jambs and a cranked head made of a single piece of granite. On the outside of the right-hand jamb are 2 iron crooks for hinges. A flight of 6 shallow steps lead up to ground level, some of the steps faced with large, roughly-shaped pieces of granite.

Beamon, S. P. + Roaf, S., 1990, The Ice-Houses of Britain, 241 (Monograph). SDV21550.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV21550Monograph: Beamon, S. P. + Roaf, S.. 1990. The Ice-Houses of Britain. The Ice-Houses of Britain. A4 Stapled + Digital. 241.
SDV297013List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Bovey Tracey. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 17.

Associated Monuments

MDV30583Related to: House at Parke, Bovey Tracey (Building)
MDV8949Related to: Parke, Bovey Tracey (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 16 2007 11:30AM