Site of Ice House 400m N of Clock Cottage, Barford.

Description of this historic site

The site of an icehouse, a structure built partially underground. It would have been used during the Post Medieval/Imperial period to store ice during the warmer months. The site lies 400m north of Clock Cottage.

Notes about this historic site

1 There was an icehouse at Barford Hill, but unfortunately it was demolished some years ago. This house was used as recently as 1929, when the gardener helped to fill it with ice. As many as 4 carts were employed carrying ice from the lake. A punt was used, the ice first being broken by hooks for its passage. Ice was collected and brought to the bank, where it was carted to the icehouse.

2 Beamon and Roaf report information given above.

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