Outside Toilet

The desire for hygiene in the Victorian era dictated that the toilet (lavatory) was reached from outside the house, though later on, particularly in Edwardian houses, there was also a toilet inside the home.

As with the scullery, the walls were typically pale blue and door the same colour as other external woodwork.

The bowl and high-level cistern were ceramic, with lead piping, and a wooden toilet seat.

Sanitary fittings are covered in more detail in Design by Element.