Perhaps only the owner would be privy to that information.
All the best Peter
Well that title, and first comment has started my day with a big smile! Thanks, Kenny and Pedrocut! Theolfa
My guess would be its a pantry or a coal house ("coil-hoil"). No soil-vent pipe and the wooden window are my clues. Do you know better Kenny
Just being argumentative - Jethro
Peter, thats the best reply I've seen in a long time!!!
Theolfa, Im glad we have made you smile :o)
Well Jethro It is either a coal house or loo. To be an original earth closet it should have a lower door to allow the night soil man to do his work. I didn't check at the other side for lower door. It would not have a soil-vent pipe as there was no drainage. If there was a lower door at the other side the roof slopes the wrong way. I would expect the roof to be at its highest when you stand up!.
So it could be a coal house, after all we are in the North east of england. I am not likely to visit there again in the near future so probably will never know.
I will track down and photograph a proper earth closet until then you will have to make do with THIS INFO
I shall wait with bated breath Kenny and don't ye forget I have a crapper tag (as if you could!).
As for the Garderobe link!
I have looked at Google Earth view of the establishment, and on the view it actually shows a window in the main building and a No Parking sign along the fence.
So here is my theory...There used to be a small Market garden to the right of the building and the small outbuilding had a hatch to sell the produce to travellers on the road. When new owners moved in they closed the hatch and put a sign up.
Someone then parked next to the sign, removed the sign, broke through the window to check if there were still any vegetables in the annexe.
You may think the theory is a bit far fetched but look at this for a vegetable outlet
Thats just potty!
Depends on how you loo k at it.
I love that video.
Peter's complex theory of relativity with the vegetable outlet extension is a bit complex for me though!
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