Washhouses

Saint-Pierre square

14800 TOUCH

In the Middle Ages, washhouses sometimes consisted of a simple stone placed by the river or a simple plank and without shelter. They were mainly built thanks to the seigniorial funds at the request of the subjects who paid a royalty to use it: it was the right of banality. Some laundries were equipped with fireplaces to produce the ash necessary for bleaching the laundry, we "washed with ashes" twice a year. A washerwoman brought the laundry to the edge of a stream, rubbed it with ash, rinsed it and twisted it, folding it several times. She then beat it with a wooden beater in order to wring it out as much as possible before bringing it to the drying place. There were many washhouses and laundry facilities in Touques all along the stream of gills.

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