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

Ice production works dating from 1900-1910 with later additions and alterations. The Ice Factory 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.

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

  • 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


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