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HER Number:MDV9151
Name:Stover Park Icehouse, Newton Abbot

Summary

Stover Park icehouse, circular in plan, lower three quarters underground, corbelled at the top and covered with earth to form mound.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 836 739
Map Sheet:SX87SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishHIGHWEEK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SW/29
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 464117

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ICEHOUSE (Built, XVIII to XIX - 1750 AD to 1850 AD (Between))

Full description

Mitchell, M., 1979, Ball Clay Survey of South Devon (Archive - Survey). SDV341500.

Icehouse Copse. Plantation on west side of Bovey Tracey road where the icehouse belonging to Stover House was situated. Depression just inside copse near gate, which is fenced off, may be site of icehouse itself. On Tithe Map field is number 70, and is given name Wheat Park in Tithe Apportionment. No reference is made to an icehouse being situated in this area. Other details: Worksheet 81/Number 22.


Department of Environment, 1985, Newton Abbot (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV341521.

Icehouse. Circa 1780. Brick jar, the lower three quarters underground, the top covered in earth mound. Circular on plan and header bond brick lined corbelled in at top which is covered with earth to form mound above ground level. Access is direct through opening on side. No door.


Department of National Heritage, 1996, Newton Abbot, 8 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV341520.

Stover Park, ice house approximately 80 metres north-west of Higher Lodge, circa 1780. Brick jar, the lower three quarters underground, the top covered in earth mound. Circular in plan. Header-bond brick-lined, corbelled at the top which is covered with earth to form mound above ground level. Access is directly through an opening in the side. No door. Stover House (qv Adjunct to Stover House, see Teigngrace Parish) was built in 1776 by James Templer. Higher Lodge is included in the List of Buildings of Special Architectural and Historic Interest, Teignbridge District, Teigngrace CP.


Adam, N., J. + Cox, P. W. + Chandler, J., 2001, Stover Ball Clay Works ROMPS, Teigngrace, Devon: Archaeological Assessment, 7 (Report - Assessment). SDV341497.

Other details: Site 4.


Blaylock, S., 2015, Stover Park, Devon, 9 (Report - non-specific). SDV360090.

Situated outside the limits of the registered park but Listed Grade II in its own right. Represented by the name Icehouse Copse on early maps. The ice house is a classic brick-lined egg-shaped example, the dome projecting above the ground covered in earth to provide insulation and in doing so make the mound appear natural. The brick flanking wall to the north of the doorway is the remains of the entrance passage.


Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.


Historic England, 2017, National Heritage List for England, 1257203 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359963.

Stover Park Ice House approximately 80 metres north-west of Higher Lodge. Icehouse. c1780. Brick jar, the lower three quarters underground, the top covered in earth mound. Circular in plan. Header-bond brick-lined, corbelled at the top which is covered with earth to form mound above ground level. Access is directly through an opening in the side. No door. Stover House (qv Adjunct to Stover House, see Teigngrace Parish) was built in 1776 by James Templer. Higher Lodge is included in the List of Buildings of Special Architectural and Historic Interest, Teignbridge District, Teigngrace CP.


Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2018-2019, The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley (Interpretation). SDV361305.

An oval earthwork mound, circa 28m long by 17m wide, is visible on digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017. It corresponds with a circular structure of the ice house which is shown and labelled in this location on the Ordnance Survey 2019 MasterMap and supports the interpretation that the ice house was deliberately constructed onto the mound. The mound is probably associated with the earthwork remains recorded in this area of a medieval or post-medieval tin streamworks (MDV125434) which had evidently passed out of use when the ice house was constructed here in circa 1780.


Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

A circular structure labelled as ‘Ice House’ corresponds with an oval earthwork mound visible on lidar images.


Dudley, E. R., Sept 1982, Ice-house (Worksheet). SDV358471.

Ice house to the left of the track leading to the timber yard. It is not marked on the 1840 Tithe Map.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV341497Report - Assessment: Adam, N., J. + Cox, P. W. + Chandler, J.. 2001. Stover Ball Clay Works ROMPS, Teigngrace, Devon: Archaeological Assessment. AC Archaeology Report. 0201/1/1. A4 Stapled + Digital. 7.
SDV341500Archive - Survey: Mitchell, M.. 1979. Ball Clay Survey of South Devon. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Survey of the Ball Clay Industry of . Mixed Archive Material.
SDV341520List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of National Heritage. 1996. Newton Abbot. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 8.
SDV341521List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1985. Newton Abbot. Amendment to List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interes. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV358471Worksheet: Dudley, E. R.. Sept 1982. Ice-house. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #109360 ]
SDV359963National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2017. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1257203.
SDV360090Report - non-specific: Blaylock, S.. 2015. Stover Park, Devon. Digital. 9.
SDV361305Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2018-2019. The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley. Historic England Research Report. Digital.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV125434Related to: Possible Tin Streamworks within Icehouse Copse, Newton Abbot (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4418 - Archaeological Assessment of Stover Ball Clay Works Romps, Teigngrace, Devon
  • EDV7515 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey (Ref: ACD1748)

Date Last Edited:Mar 7 2019 2:11PM