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Welcome to Ice Houses

The home for Ice Houses, Ice Wells, Snow Pits and related topics

Come here for (some of) the answers to :-

What is an Ice House?

When were they built?

Why were they built?

Who built them ?

Where will I find one ?

How do they work?

I think I have one in my garden... ?

Where can I find more about them?

Please Note:
Anyone going to look at an ice-house on private property should request permission. 
By the nature of many Ice houses, they attract bats, which are protected by law.
It is most important not to disturb bats during the hibernating period October - March.
It may that be some Ice Houses are unsafe, anyone visiting one does so at their own risk.

 

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