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Another Tudor word for a toilet was ‘jakes’ and it was the ‘jakes farmer’ who had the unpleasant job of emptying the chutes. Sometimes the contents were mixed with ashes and used as fertilizer.
Designing for a Purpose: the desire to introduce fashionable features into country houses demanded new solutions to make them possible.
Parham House: an interactive to explore the outside of this Elizabethan house.
Explore Sussex’s Past: free access to local history materials produced by academics and volunteers.
Coppicing: this is one of the oldest forms of forestry; find out more by exploring this image.