While digging a ‘soak-away’ in the garden last year, the builders came across a dome-shaped brick-built structure underground
I dug a little further, finding a hole in the wall and was a little shocked to find this inside
Room enough for my camera to fit inside, I took a couple of photos and was amazed how to see the dome shape so clearly
Making stained glass as I do I had visions of it being a kiln but further research made me think otherwise. It’s quite a beautiful structure for a toilet, but I expect it was built in a dome shape for practical reasons, to provide strength of structure.
We came across a much larger underground dome last week across the river from Brentford at Kew Gardens, this was an ice house but quite similar in its make up (and without the drain pipes).
Has anyone come across anything like this in their garden?