Ice House 200m NW of Farnborough Hall

Description of this historic site

The site of an icehouse, a structure built partially underground. Ice would have been stored inside it during the warmer months. The icehouse dates to the Imperial period. It is situated 200m north west of Farnborough Hall, with which it is associated.

Notes about this historic site

2 Red brick icehouse of late 19th century or 20th century.
3 It seems unlikely that the icehouse would be 20th century.
4 W of Farnborough Hall are two large ornamental pools. Overlooking Lady Pool is a ‘romantick’ mound with stone cliff leading down to the lake. This was thought to be either an icehouse or a cascade, or perhaps even an icehouse converted into a cascade.
5 Icehouse. 18th century coursed square ironstone entrance and curved retaining walls. Flemish bond brick lined, with ironstone ashlar vault.

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