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Outdoor toilets, Gayle

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Outdoor toilets, Gayle

YDNPA, 2004,


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Outdoor toilets, Gayle

Historical Environment Record No: MYD36555

Parish: Hawes

OS Grid Reference: SD871892

Dale: Upper Wensleydale

Link to Archaeology Data Service:
http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/collections/blurbs/420.cfm

Description

Several small stone buildings line the beckside in Gayle. Today they are used for general storage and for coal, but originally they were outdoor toilets. They housed buckets which traditionally the men of the families sharing them would regularly empty onto the surrounding fields. The beck may have provided an alternative method of disposal.
Source:
Lewis, Dulcie (2000) Down the Yorkshire Pan. Newbury: Countryside Books

Location

In centre of Gayle, just south of the bridge on east side of river. No public access. View from roadside.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Gayle. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.

Accessibility

Viewable from roadside.


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