Experts from the City of Boston Archaeological Program are digging up a spot next to a home belonging to the patriot's family that may have been the house's privy - or outhouse
- in the hopes of finding a load of artifacts.
When they sold the place, I almost bid on the outhouse
but was afraid that moving it would be too much of a logistics problem.
TYPE: Four-bedroom detached house RENTAL: pounds 1,250 pcm AGENT: Payne Associates TELEPHONE: 024 7622 2022 KEY FEATURES: Part furnished Downstairs cloakroom Farmhouse style kitchen Extended lounge Dining room Four bedrooms Jack and Jill en-suite Luxury family bathroom Tandem garage Workshop & outhouses
Delightful rear garden
From what we have read about outhouses
, it is only necessary to use an outhouse
to pass waste, not to pee (how is that for a combination of delicacy and popular vernacular?
Zena's plight came to light during a raid on illegal outhouses
by council officers - with our investigators in tow.
To start with, the outhouses
were all "squatters," and we, like most Americans, prefer "sitters.
SUPERB SETTING The stone-built house at Coanwood, Haltwhistle, has mature, landscaped gardens with outhouses
and patio areas and the views are simply stunning.
Neil Scott, director of tenancy Services, Your Homes Newcastle, said: "The outhouses
are accessible through a single door which is secured by a rimlock.
Sam Yoder, an Amish elder, said some improvements were made to the outhouse
and the collection of the waste.
If you have a shed or outhouse
, please make sure you invest in a lock and security device such as a shed alarm - these are a deterrent to the potential thief.
Since 1996, the townsfolk have decorated their outhouses
and made them available for inspection by visitors, who in turn vote for the one they like best.