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Ice Houses of Wales
Ice Houses of Wales
Can you help?
Can you contribute to The Welsh Ice-house Gazetteer
a) check the accuracy of ice-house observations and the locations – are the descriptions and the map grid references correct?
b) Add any other examples, existing or to be found only on old maps, whether Ordnance Survey maps or estate maps and documents?
c) Can anyone remember an ice-house in use?
For New entries please complete the online form or send the following details:
1.Name, civil community/parish, and National Grid Reference
2.Relation to and distance from house and possible source of ice (eg. 300m. NE of house by pond)
3.External appearance (eg. built into bank, earth-covered mound)
4.Internal appearance (eg. passage, doors, building materials, form and dimensions of ice-chamber, any drainage arrangements)
6.Any published references (eg. article, old OS map)
7.Name and address/contact details of recorder
Updated entries again use the online form or send the details
1.Name and location as above
2.Any information to be updated (eg. more detail, better description, change in condition, etc)
3.Name and address/contact details of recorder
Please, remember that most ice-houses are on private land, and many are extremely dangerous to examine. If the ice-house is not in your ownership, please ensure that you have permission to visit, that somebody knows you are going to do so, and preferably be accompanied.
Information can be sent to
Dr Eurwyn Wiliam
42 St Fagans Drive
Cardiff CF5 6EF.
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