The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening Tools, Equipment and Buildings
Chapter: Chapter 6: Structures used in Gardening

Garden common pits

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2000. The common cold pit is also partly sunk in the ground, and in part raised above it; but instead of earth or turf walls, they are formed of brick or stone, finished with a wooden coping the width of the wall, in which cross rafters are mortised to support the sashes.