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Barry Ray Year: 1983 Villages: HandcrossIce house at Ashfold
This is a picture of the old ice house built just to the north of the Ashfold lake. The principle was to build an underground chamber usually with a domed roof into which slabs of ice were placed having been gathered from a nearby freshwater lake. The ice would be insulated with straw or similar and mainly used to preserve perishable food throughout the summer.
Picture added on 29 January 2012 at 17:24
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