Ice House, Bankhill, Berwick
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.