Possible Icehouse, Redhouse Farm, Newbold Comyn

Description of this historic site

The site of a possible icehouse which was discovered during the excavation of a trench. It was built of brick and was used for storing ice in the warmer months. The icehouse dated from the Imperial period onwards. It was situated 200m east of Newbold Comyn park.

Notes about this historic site

1 Possible icehouse discovered by the owner when digging a trench behind some out-houses. The structure was subterranean, built of brick, with a quite low arched roof. It was undoubtedly used for storage connected in some way with the farm. It was filled with earth, bone and other (refuse) remains, and had one hard-packed earthen floor; this was re-filled and sealed up, and the trench diverted around it. Dimensions could not be established but ‘large’ rather than ‘small’ would seem appropriate.

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