Topics > Northumberland > Berwick upon Tweed > Ice House, Bankhill

Ice House, Bankhill

The ice house on Bank Hill in Berwick-upon-Tweed was constructed c1796 to supply ice for the salmon trade. Shipping fresh salmon in ice was more profitable than supplying salted or pickled fish. Ice was collected both locally and also imported from Scandinavia or even North America. After the invention of modern refrigerators and freezers, the ice house was use as basements to the properties on the bank above it. It was also used as an air raid shelter during the Second World War. The ice house is a Grade II listed building and is currently maintained by the Berwick Preservation Trust.[1]

Berwick upon Tweed Grade II Listed Air Raids and Shelters 1796 Ice House
from Geograph (geograph)
Entrance to the Icehouse on Bankhill, Berwick

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Geograph (geograph)
Ice House [2]

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Geograph (geograph)
Ice House [1]

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Geograph (geograph)
Keeping Cool

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Geograph (geograph)
Old Ice House

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
ICE HOUSE - Bankhill, Berweick - List Entry
- "....The ice house on Bank Hill was constructed c.1796. After ice ceased to be used commercially in the salmon trade, it was linked by new doorways and stairs to the …

Added by
Simon Cotterill


Add a comment or share a memory.

Login to add a comment. Sign-up if you don't already have an account.

List number: 1396572
List grade: 2
County: Northumberland
Grid ref: NT9969052882


Co-Curate is a project which brings together online collections, museums, universities, schools and community groups to make and re-make stories and images from North East England and Cumbria. Co-Curate is a trans-disciplinary project that will open up 'official' museum and 'un-officia'l co-created community-based collections and archives through innovative collaborative approaches using social media and open archives/data.