Explore Kew Gardens - Virtual Tour
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The icehouse is a deep, brick-lined circular shaft with drainage holes and a domed roof. It was filled with ice cut from the lake in winter and insulated with straw. It would have had a close-fitting door and an entrance porch at an angle to exclude light.