Icehouse, South end of Colston Hill, Stapleton, Bristol

Icehouse, South end of Colston Hill, Stapleton, Bristol
Photograph taken 15 April 2006 ©  Ian Webb. Source Historic England Archive ref: 379337

A sunken, domed ice house with a pointed-arched entrance. It was built of brick in the early 19th century. Ice houses were usually found in the grounds of large country houses. In the days before refrigerators ice houses were packed with ice cut from frozen ponds in the winter. The ice was then used in the summer.

Location

Bristol Bristol

Period

Georgian (1714 - 1836)

Tags

food preservation ice house rich Georgian (1714 - 1836)