Ice House in Icehouse Spinney, Caldecote

Description of this historic site

An icehouse, a structure built partly underground and used for the storage of ice in warmer weather. It was built during the Imperial period and lies 500m south west of Caldecote Hall, in Ice House Spinney.

Notes about this historic site

1 Icehouse Spinney 600m SE of Caldecote Hall and in a bend of the River Anker.
2 The ice house survives and takes the form of a round grass-covered earthwork in a wood, 1.6 – 1.9m high. The entrance is blocked by a tangle of wire fencing. The inside floor level appears to be considerably lower than the outside. The chamber is round and brick lined. The walls and roof appear to be composed of clay 0.2 – 0.45m thick.
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