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Canary42 | 17:38 Thu 17th Sep 2020 | Quizzes & Puzzles
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Anti urination device St Gregory's Church, Norwich.
17:51 Thu 17th Sep 2020
i think it's to keep the corner dry from men on their way home from the pub
Anti urination device
St Gregory's Church, Norwich.
Anti urination devices were a form of hostile architecture installed in Norwich and the surrounding area in the late 19th century to discourage public urination
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Well done both of you. I might have known I couldn't outwit the Ab community. Here is the full explanation which accompanied the picture.

In Norwich by the time the mid-19th century had rolled around, the hordes of people, combined with a distinct lack of public toilets began causing problems. It became evident that men were turning to corners and passageways – especially those surrounding graveyards – in order to urinate. By the late 19th century, exasperated locals took matters in their own hands and began building anti-urination devices in the areas frequented by men needing to 'spend a penny'. There were two main types: Most popular was the construction of a sloped wall. Not only did this force a man to stand further back and risk being seen, but the awkward angle meant stream of urine would deflect from the wall straight back onto his own feet and legs. This one was at St Gregory's Church.

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