Site of Ice House 300m N of Wootton Hall

Description of this historic site

The site of an icehouse, a structure built partially underground and used to store ice during the warmer months. The icehouse was in use during the Post Medieval and Imperial periods. It was situated next to Wootton Pool. Duplicate of MWA13131

Notes about this historic site

1 The ice house at Wootten Wawen no longer exists. For a long time previous to its demolition it was in a state of collapse. It was situated only about 9m from the lake and close to the lake sluices and fish stews. It was of brick construction with a domed top. It was probably of beehive type and had a side entrance. It was well dug into rising ground and covered with soil and turf. It was filled in after the last sale of the property.
2 Marked on map of 1950.

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