Monument record 0524501000 - VENUS'S PARLOUR, WEST WYCOMBE PARK

Summary

Eighteenth century garden alcove and screen, known as Venus's Parlour, possibly originally a post-medieval ice-house.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Map

Type and Period (3)

  • (Former Type) ICEHOUSE? (Post-Medieval - 1540 AD? to 1798 AD?)
  • (Alternate Type) GARDEN FEATURE (18th Century - 1700 AD to 1799 AD)
  • GROTTO (18th Century - 1700 AD to 1799 AD)

Description

WITHIN MOUND BUILT FOR TEMPLE OF VENUS. N SIDE, BASE OF MOUND LOW SCREEN ENTRANCE TO SMALL CHAMBER FLOORED IN BRICK. IN ITSELF THIS COULD NOT HAVE SERVED AS AN ICEHOUSE BUT COULD HAVE BEEN ENTRANCE TO INNER CHAMBER NOW SEALED OFF (B1).

Sources (1)

  • <1>SBC3387 Verbal communication: DASHWOOD SIR FRANCIS TO PIKE A R & PIKE A R JULY 1983 FIELD VISIT.

Location

Grid reference SU 83027 94539 (point) (Exact)
Civil Parish HIGH WYCOMBE, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • Event - Survey: (EBC13505)

Record last edited

Feb 16 2012 1:52PM

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