Site of Possible Ice House at Icehouse Spinney

Description of this historic site

The possible site of an icehouse, a structure built partially below ground where ice was stored during the warmer months. It was probably associated with Ragley Hall and was in use during the Imperial period. The site lies in Icehouse Grove, 400m west of Ragley Hall.

Notes about this historic site

1 ‘Icehouse Grove’ marked.
2 Probably the site of an icehouse associated with Ragley Hall.
3 Beamon and Roaf state that the ice house is egg-shaped and was built in the loam clay bedrock. Entrance and passage lost. The domed brick structure lies about 10 ft (3 m) above and 20 ft (6.2 m) below ground. It was last used in 1912 to supply ice to the Hall some 100 yds (90 m) away.

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