A former garage has been converted to a utility which has the potential to become a downstairs cloakroom - a 21st century equivalent of a garderobe
This ramp was built alongside the castle's main entrance and was steeply inclined to the garderobe
, where there is still an opening in the walls.
During the restoration, building contractors discovered the historic lavatory -- called a garderobe
on the upper floor of the four-storey building.
Inside there have been some concessions to the passage of the years, however, enough ancient features are still emphasised that the ?rst occupants should feel quite at home, even if they might be a little perplexed by the garderobe
in the beamed bathroom that somehow manages to create hot rain indoors.
Even the original garderobe
-or toilet -adjoins the room with a rudimentary chute leading outside.
They showed us a private dining room with a preserved garderobe
, open to the ground ("I'm not using that - tell me there's a proper loo!"), as we headed upstairs to the main restaurant, a large space, just a little too open for conviviality.
Marcella's churches, Capel Mawr and Capel Pendref, Burgess Gate, the partially built Leicester Church, which was intended to supplant St Asaph as the cathedral church, and Bronyffynnon, a 16th-century townhouse where the original toilet, or garderobe
, was recently discovered.
There is also the modern equivalent of the Tudor garderobe
- an en suite shower room.
Armour-clad tutors were on hand to demonstrate the charm of chainmail and the finer points of eliminating an enemy, while the youngsters were given a unique insight into castle life, with the opportunity to hear and even smell a garderobe
( that's a loo in modern parlance.
A late medieval toilet - called a garderobe
- which was flushed by rainwater, was found behind the plaster on the top floor of the four-storey building.