Water and Waste in Medieval Britain

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  • Water and Waste in Medieval Britain
    • Towns
      • Water
        • Conduits
          • lead pipes which brought spring water to some towns
        • Water sellers sold water from leather sacks
      • Waste
        • Public toilets were often placed in market squares
        • Rakers
          • Removed waste from towns
        • Cesspits were cleaned out by gongformers
    • Countryside
      • Water
        • Fresh water from springs or wells
        • Springs were often shared with animals
          • Water wasn't always clean
      • Waste
        • Midden
          • Waste heap in the garden
        • Some cesspits were constructed near village houses
        • Waste was used for fertiliser

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