MHG56809 - Cast Iron Urinal - Ferintosh Free Church


Saracen Foundry, Macfarlane's Patent prefabricated 3-stall cast iron urinal. Late 19th century.

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  • PUBLIC CONVENIENCE (Built, 19th Century - 1870 AD to 1899 AD)

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Late 19th century 3-stall cast iron urinal. Located to the rear and covered by the curtilage of the Cat B Listed Ferintosh Free Church. Manufactured by the Saracen Foundry, Macfarlane's Patent in Glasgow. The urinal is prefabricated to a standard design; other similar examples survive elsewhere in Scotland and beyond. This particular pattern is less ornate than some produced by the Saracen Foundry around this time. A crenallated gutter runs along the top of the stalls with water discharged via a dog(?)-head spout. Pipework runs the length of the stalls suggesting a flush mechanism (with a connection to an underground drainage system accessed via a Cameron and Roberton toby cover). Each stall has the words 'Please adjust your dress before leaving' on the facing panel. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 5741 5693 (3m by 2m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH55NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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