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Monday, 13 May 2013

Archaeology group unearths ‘ice house’ in Leeds park

An archaeology group has unearthed an 18th century “ice house” in a Leeds park.

Around half a dozen members of South Leeds Archaeology (SLA) and the Friends of Middleton Park uncovered the brick and stone structure, which was used to store ice for those living at Middleton Lodge.

The cone-shaped hole in the ground, which is thought to have been 25 to 30ft deep, would have been heavily insulated to store ice from the lake to be brought into the kitchen to make ice creams and sorbets.

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