SP1578 : Ice house in Malvern Park

near to Solihull, Great Britain

Ice house in Malvern Park
Ice house in Malvern Park
In a wooded section of the former grounds of Malvern Hall are these sad remains of an ice house from the late 18th century, listed Grade II. LinkExternal link Little survives of the vaulted entrance recorded by the Birmingham Archaeological Society in 1952, but the top of the domed structure of the main chamber, 22 feet (6.7 metres) high, is still intact. The whole of this would originally have been covered by earth for insulation. Ice was harvested from the nearby River Blythe in winter and used to keep food cool throughout the summer.
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2010
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Date Taken
Friday, 11 June, 2010   (more nearby)
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Monday, 14 June, 2010
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Ice house   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 159 788 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:24.4187N 1:46.0443W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 159 788
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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