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North Devon Ice Factory

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of Barnstaple

The 2 storey buildings known as 'the old ice factory' appear to have been built in 1888 as a ‘Horse Repository’ by a Mr. Thomas Horn, judging by the name given above the main gateway through the building and the projecting carving of a horse’s head.

The principal face of the building is of Marland brick with a full height central opening flanked by brick pilasters, with an arched head having a stone horse’s head projecting from the keystone and a raised pediment above carrying the inscription “Thomas Horns Repository 1888”. The rear and sides are of exposed coursed rubble stone

1912 J. P. Carter of Tuly Street announces that a portion of the Barnstaple Ice Factory has been completed.[1]


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Sources of Information

  1. North Devon Journal - Thursday 19 September 1912