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Ice House, Wildersmoor

Steps under this slab lead to a barrel-vaulted subterranean chamber circa 3.5 metres x 2 metres used as an ice house. It would have been used to store ice throughout the year, before the invention of the refrigerator. Many consisted of underground chambers, usually man-made and close to natural sources of water

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Image Details

Location Higher Lane, Lymm
Photographer Carol Sparkes
Donor Carol Sparkes
Era C19
Medium Photograph
Image Reference LL1226470
Copyright Owner Carol Sparkes