East & West Molesey
A Dictionary of Local History
Rowland G. M. Baker, 1972
Before the introduction of refrigerators ice for the big country houses was collected from frozen ponds in the winter and stored in underground pits. An ice-house built in the eighteenth century for East Molesey Park still survives in the garden of a house in Beauchamp Road. Originally in the middle of the Park, it was a brick lined well under a brick dome heaped over with earth for insulation. The well has since been filled in but the superstructure survives.
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