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Store room

"Garderobe" derives from the French word for "wardrobe", a lockable place where clothes and other items are stored

According to medieval architecture scholar Frank Bottomley, garderobes were:

Properly, not a latrine or privy but a small room or large cupboard, usually adjoining the chamber or solar and providing safe-keeping for valuable clothes and other possessions of price: cloth, jewels, spices, plate and money.[1]

Toilet

A garderobe is also a medieval or Renaissance toilet or a close stool.[2] In a medieval castle, a garderobe was usually a simple hole discharging to the outside into a cesspit (akin to a pit latrine) or the moat (like a fish pond toilet), depending on the structure of the building. Such toilets were often placed inside a small chamber, leading by association to the use of the term garderobe to describe the rooms. Many can still be seen in Norman and medieval castles and fortifications, for example at Bürresheim Castle in Germany, where three garderobes are still visible.[3] They became obsolete with the introduction of indoor plumbing.

A description of the garderobe at Donegal Castle indicates that while it was in use, it was believed that ammonia would protect visitors' coats and cloaks, particularly from fleas.[4]

Jun 23, 2016 03:59 AM
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  Bob Crane is a genius!

Jun 23, 2016 12:14 PM
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Lyn Sims
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Missed that term but I do remember riparian rights lol.

Jun 22, 2016 11:17 PM
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Larry Johnston
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No Idea!  Im sure I coud cheat and read what Bob Crane said!

Jun 23, 2016 12:31 PM
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Bob Crane seems to have the answer. Go Bob Crane .

Jun 23, 2016 11:41 AM
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Dirty clothes that are growing things

Jun 23, 2016 10:22 AM
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A robe made out of garder belts?

Jun 23, 2016 09:09 AM
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Wikipedia says:  Garderobe is a historic term for a room in a medieval castle. The Oxford English Dictionary gives as its first meaning a store-room for valuables, but also acknowledges "by extension, a private room, a bed-chamber; also a privy". Its most common use now is as a term for a castle toilet.

Jun 23, 2016 04:00 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
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It is where the king would lock the door and think about his next war.

Jun 23, 2016 01:37 AM
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A wardrobe for storage cloths?

Jun 23, 2016 12:41 AM
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Mike Rock
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its a term used for a special room , often for valuables, some called it that for a bathroom later... if your an architect and know this word your charging too much lol

Jun 23, 2016 12:32 AM
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You really are into Castle's today!

Jun 23, 2016 12:32 AM
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That's a German word having to do with "dressing", as in getting ready or what I'm wearing. If it's architectural, probably a stand alone closet as in an armoire?

Jun 22, 2016 11:16 PM
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That would be a place where you could take off your robe and garter?  

Jun 22, 2016 11:10 PM
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Ok I need to look his one up also - stop it

Jun 23, 2016 10:16 PM
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It's a free-standing wardrobe or "closet" - didn't even have to look that one up; they are common in Europe. 

Jun 23, 2016 10:10 PM
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I see that Bob Crane did some research.

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The word is also used in Russion language, usually apply to a wardrobe. I did pick up into search and it has many other meaning. The most unusual:  ''also a medieval or Renaissance toilet or a close stool. ''

Jun 23, 2016 05:20 PM
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It could be a closet or a hole in the floor toilet. 

Jun 23, 2016 03:26 PM
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A robe to hide garders form the people looking at the home?

Jun 23, 2016 01:19 PM
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Hmm dare I say "parked and reading"?

Jun 23, 2016 01:38 AM
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I am not familiar with this architectural term.

Jun 23, 2016 01:27 AM
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I have no idea!

Jun 23, 2016 12:38 AM
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Or is it a fashion question ?

Jun 22, 2016 11:57 PM
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I beieve it is a decorative version of a backyard garden shed.

Jun 22, 2016 11:50 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers I don't have any idea. Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® 's answer sounds like a good one.

Jun 22, 2016 11:49 PM
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Never have heard the term! Can't wait for some answers!

Jun 22, 2016 11:13 PM
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It is the robe room (with most likely a guard posted at the door).

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The term garderobe describes a place where clothes and other items are stored. In European public places, a garderobe denotes a cloakroom, wardrobe, alcove, or armoire used to temporarily store the coats and other possessions of visitors.

Jun 23, 2016 11:23 PM