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Ice house at Ashfold
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Ice 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.
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