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Historic British toilet gets official protection

The cast iron exterior of the urinals at Whiteladies Road.
The cast iron exterior of the urinals at Whiteladies Road. Image by Rob Brewer / CC BY-SA 2.0

A Victorian urinal in Bristol has been listed by English Heritage. The measure protects the public convenience, which is still in use, from development. The Whiteladies Rd structure was built in the 1880s. English heritage said the cast-iron unit, built in a Moorish style, was a ‘rare surviving example of a once common type of building’ that represented the ‘civic aspirations of the authorities in the Bristol suburbs in the late Victorian period’. Read more: bbc.co.uk