Antique Victorian ‘Excelsior’ Toilet

GBP 2,175.00

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Object Description

Antique Victorian ‘Excelsior’ Toilet. A reclaimed Victorian style ‘Excelsior’ toilet with a ‘P Trap’.

There were three main types of water closets when they first began to emerge in the Victorian era.

The Pan closet: An unsanitary basin with a pan at the bottom in order to collect waste. This was a design that proved to be extremely unhygienic with its interior becoming fouled and withheld a lingering odour.

The Wash-out: The precursor of the modern closet, this design left the water in an S-strap after each flush. This design superseded all other types after names including Twyford began manufacturing them.

The Pedestal: Here, the S-bend curves up behind the pan which then supports the seat. This made cleaning a much more able activity than it had been previously with the use of wooden casing.

Object Condition

Good structural condition. A P-Trap toilet. The glaze is in good condition with some minor surface wear and no cracks.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:35 x H:41 x D:48 centimeters
  • period
  • year

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44(0) 1981 541 155

Dealer Location


From the M50 / Ross-on-Wye
At the end of the M50 take the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Take the A49 Hereford Road (third roundabout after leaving the M50) Ignore the first two signposts for Wormelow, Stay on the A49 for approximately nine miles take the next left turn after passing the Pilgrim Hotel, singed A466 Wormelow. Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side, the site is called; Grove Farm / The Grove.

From A49 Hereford
Follow the A49 south from Hereford for approximately five miles. After the uphill section at the Callow there is a layby on your right followed by one on your left. Take the next right turn onto the A466 singed Wormelow / Monmouth, Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side on Grove Farm / The Grove.

UK Heritage
Grove Barn
United Kingdom

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