Monument record MCC7884 - Colchester - East Hill House Gardens


Ice house in grounds of East Hill House.


Grid reference TM 0018 2519 (point)
Map sheet TM02NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Ice house in grounds of East Hill House. <1> <2>
The ice-house lies within the Roman town walls. Very little is known about it apart from the fact that it lies underneath a mound. In 1988 a house was built very close to it, possibly cutting the lower slopes of the ice-house mound. <3>

Site Assessment = Well preserved, is within scheduled area. <1> Assessed by Oxford Archaeological Unit in August 1995 but not visited. Variously claimed to be in excellent condition damaged by tree roots and too dangerous to enter. <3>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- DESC TEXT: Oxford Archaeological Unit. 1995. EH MPP Step 3 Report Site Evaluations For Ice Houses.
  • <1> Scheduling record: Department of the Environment. 1986. DOE Scheduled Ancient Monuments. Parts 5-8.
  • <2> MENTION: unknown. unknown. SMR.

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Jan 31 2019 11:05AM

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