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Post by sujin007 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:53 pm

This is perhaps one of the most uncomfortable features of the castle, as if the castle weren’t uncomfortable enough. Adding to the wretchedness, these “bathrooms” were often cold and breezy, hardly conducive to progress.


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Post by sujin007 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:56 pm

There were no toilets, but rather little constructions called “garderobes,” a hole through which users would aim their waste products, which would ultimate go through shoots which wound up in the surrounding moats.


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Post by sujin007 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:57 pm

Another gross detail: the “garderobe” was called such as residents would keep their clothing inside, as the odor would repel insects (and any human with a sense of smell, most likely).


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Re: No Toilets (at least not as we know them) in castles

Post by dipeshgainju on Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:58 am

I had no idea on that.Its a new information for me. Well thank you so much for sharing that thread with us in this forum.

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