The Grimsby Ice Factory, Gorton Street, Grimsby - North East Lincolnshire (UA)

Ice production works dating from 1900-1910 that served the Grimsby fishing fleet, facilitating its development and international renown during the C20. The factory closed in 1990. It is thought that this is the earliest surviving ice factory in Britain, and the sole survivor from this period to retain its machinery. The loss of roof coverings and non-secure openings are of particular concern. The interior, including extensive wooden floors and machinery, has been exposed to increasing levels of weather damage and bird infestation. Condition survey and options appraisal work is ongoing.

The Grimsby Ice Factory, Gorton Street, Grimsby - North East Lincolnshire (UA)
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    THE GRIMSBY ICE FACTORY INCLUDING RAILINGS
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1379842
    Local Planning Authority:
    North East Lincolnshire (UA)
    Site Type:
    Industrial > Food and drink industry site

Location

    Building Name:
    The Grimsby Ice Factory
    Street Name:
    Gorton Street
    Locality:
    Grimsby
    Unitary Authority:
    North East Lincolnshire (UA)
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Great Grimsby
    Region:
    Midlands

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Vacant/not in use
    Priority:
    A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    A
    Ownership:
    Commercial company