ice making

Ice houses or icehouses are structures used to store ice consistently, regularly utilized before the development of the fridge. Some were underground loads, generally man-made, near normal wellsprings of winter ice, for example, freshwater lakes, however numerous were structures with different kinds of protection.


Amid the winter, ice and snow would be cut from lakes or waterways and taken into the ice house and stuffed with protection, regularly straw or sawdust. It would stay solidified for a long time, regularly until the accompanying winter, and could be utilized as a wellspring of ice amid summer months. The fundamental utilization of the ice was the capacity of nourishments, however it could likewise be utilized basically to cool beverages, or permit frozen yogurt and sorbet treats to be readied. Amid the prime of the ice exchange, a common business ice house would store 2,700 tons (3,000 short tons) in a 30-by-100-foot (9 by 30 m) and 14-meter-high (45 ft) building.[1]


1 History

2 In the UK

3 In the Republic of Ireland

4 In the U.S.

4.1 Southern ice houses

4.2 Modern ice assembling and distributing structures

5 Persia

6 See too

7 References

8 Further perusing

9 External connections


A cuneiform tablet from c. 1780 BC records the development of an icehouse in the northern Mesopotamian town of Terqa by Zimri-Lim, the King of Mari, “which at no other time had any ruler built.”[2] In China, archeologists have discovered stays of ice pits from the seventh century BC, and references propose they were being used before 1100 BC. Alexander the Great around 300 BC put away snow in pits burrowed for that reason. In Rome in the third century AD, snow was transported in from the mountains, put away in straw-secured pits, and sold from snow shops. The ice framed in the base of the pits sold at a higher cost than the snow on top.[3]

In the UK

The ice house entrance, Eglinton Country Park, Scotland, United Kingdom

Ice was regularly foreign made into the UK from Scandinavia up until 1921, despite the fact that from around 1900 the import of ice declined pointedly because of the improvement of production lines in the UK where ice was made misleadingly. Generally, just vast chateaus had reason manufactured structures to store ice. Numerous cases of ice houses exist in the UK, some of which have fallen into decay. Great cases of nineteenth century ice houses can be found at Ashton Court, Bristol, Albrighton, Bridgnorth, Grendon, Warwickshire, and at Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich, Suffolk, Petworth House, Sussex, Danny House, Sussex, Ayscoughfee Hall, Spalding, Rufford Abbey, Eglinton Country Park in Scotland, Parlington Hall in Yorkshire and Croxteth Hall Liverpool, Burghley House, Stamford and Moggerhanger Park, Moggerhanger, Bedfordshire. A strange case of an ice house that was changed over from an excess block springhead can be found in the previous grounds of Norton House, Midsomer Norton, Somerset.[4]

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