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Around 1939 the lower Manor Estate had inside bathrooms (an offshoot of the kitchen) and a inside toilet, I also seem to remember a small coal place next to the toilet in a short corridor that was a offshoot through the back door.

Every room except the living room (coal fired) was cold in winter

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Would houses built in the 1830’s 1860’s have inside facilities? From new?

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Hi Zach that sounds like Blake Street,steep and cobbled!.

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my house was built in 1900 and had no water or sanitation but had a well in the cellar and an outside privy in a stone built outhouse down the garden. Water and gas were installed in the 1960s when the area was developed.

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Yep, sounds all too familiar - but we were posh, we had a Tilley lamp instead of a candle!.:) I'd forgotten the spiders but you're dead right Billam. Here is a photo of the back of our long-gone house.

 

You had a nicely painted door though.. Just before we emigrated to Australia in 1968, we had a little two up and two down, no bathroom, toilet and coalhouse outside, when it was freezing outside and I needed to go toilet, I would have to put the kids coats and gloves on to take them with me, and we would all squeeze in there, I tried to judge it when my hubby was home, the good old days..

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Some houses on the flower estate had a bath in the kitchen - not a bathroom but just in the corner area with board over to cover it when not in use. The toilet was reached from outside but the back wall of it butted up the side wall of the bath area so it wasn't separate to the house - it was part of it. It was c1965 that they had an extension built to accomadate a new bathroom and the kitchen itself was made larger by using the old toilet and bath area.

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