Monument record NKT 008 - The Icewell, Mount Pleasant; Icewell Hill

Please read our .


Possible Icehouse.


Grid reference Centred TL 640 635 (100m by 100m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL66SW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

? Icehouse. Palace (NKT 005) built by Charles II `was sold in 1819', together with `the Icewell .... situate upon Mount Pleasant' (S1)(R1). Between 4 & 7 ice-houses, circa 12 feet in diameter, were capped (by Newmarket Council?) in Summery 1963(?) prior to construction of Icewell Hill flats (S2)(R2).

The ice well was filled and sealed during the 1960s, no records are available (S3).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: May, P.. 1984. The Changing Face of Newmarket 1600-1760. May P, The Changing Face of Newmarket 1600-1760, 1984, 24.
  • <R1> (No record type): The Cambridge Chronicle, 16 April 1819.
  • <R2> (No record type): Newmarket J, 1963.
  • <S2> (No record type): Alison R, August 1995.
  • <S3> Monograph: Beamon, S. P. and Roaf, S.. 1990. The Ice-Houses of Britain. p. 399.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (0)

Record last edited

May 9 2018 10:27AM

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.