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TRENTHAM HALL ICE HOUSE

Built around the 1840’s into a sandstone bank on the north side of the Trentham estate for the Dukes of Sutherland.

The interior is brick-lined and it has evidence of three doors, the exterior has a drystone retaining wall.

Ice was collected from Trentham Lake taken to the ice house and packed tight and insulated with straw which helped to slow down the melting of the ice.

There is a metal door, but no interior doors.  You can just make out the ‘pit’ which is supposedly half full with rubble.

Update 2016 - The remains of anoither ice house have been found nearby the lake.  A visit is planned.

TRENTHAM HALL
TRENTHAM HALL
This is Trentham Hall before most of it was demolished in 1912. The ice house is situated in Holly Bank which is at the rear of this picture.
ENTRACE TO THE ICE HOUSE
ENTRACE TO THE ICE HOUSE
The entrance which is marred by a fence panel at present (2015)
TRENTHAM HALL ICE HOUSE (interior)
TRENTHAM HALL ICE HOUSE (interior)
Looking into the ice house which is brick-lined and showing evidence of the three interior doors
TRENTHAM  ICE HOUSE (interior)
TRENTHAM ICE HOUSE (interior)
Internal corridor of the ice house