Outdoor toilets, Gayle

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Outdoor toilets, Gayle MYD36555 (c) YDNPA, 2023

Outdoor toilets, Gayle MYD36555 (c) YDNPA, 2023

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.


Lewis, Dulcie (2000) Down the Yorkshire Pan. Newbury: Countryside Books


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

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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.


Viewable from roadside.