91 14 October 2018

Nestled cosily in the side of windmill hill on the parham park estate, the ice house is not easy to see from the drive and does somewhat resemble a gnome dwelling. in fact it dates from the second half of the 18th century, and would have been filled with ice collected from the ponds in the park during the winter months. packed in straw, the ice could survive during the summer months, and be used in the kitchen of the house to make cold desserts...

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@jessrmchugh October 2018


@virtues_uncounted October 2018

@jessrmchugh ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿค—

@elainebrown3376 October 2018

Magical ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

@tysbays333 October 2018

I love old doors, the stories they would tell...

@neilpatrick59 October 2018


@juesgems59 October 2018

How interesting ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š... bilbos house comes to mind ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

@virtues_uncounted October 2018

@tysbays333 indeed, secret conversations, snippets of life.....

@virtues_uncounted October 2018

@neilpatrick59 imagine how cold it would’ve been collecting the ice! ๐Ÿ˜จ

@virtues_uncounted October 2018

@juesgems59 yes, magical little doors set the imagination off....๐Ÿค”

@neilpatrick59 October 2018

@countrypilgrim and astonishing that it would survive the summer months!!

@virtues_uncounted October 2018

@neilpatrick59 i know, a very early fridge. i’m just glad some things have changed over the years.

@juesgems59 October 2018

@countrypilgrim ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘

@brittanykurp October 2018

Wow! this resembles a fairy tale setting! love the history! ♥๏ธ

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