Thursday, 8 March 2012

Cold as Ice

Built in the early 19th century this brick ice house sits just outside the city walls. It extends below ground level into a deep pit where ice collected in winter would be packed with straw to keep it frozen. During the warmer months of the year the ice would be used to keep food fresh.


  1. Wow, what a cool bit of history.

  2. I remember seeing one on a visit to a local manor house as a school boy and being surprised at how well this method works. As Redpat said it is hard to believe.


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