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Public loo sells for £11,000

PUBLISHED: 16:53 03 March 2010 | UPDATED: 11:32 23 August 2010

A PUBLIC toilet has fetched almost triple its guide price at auction. Gravesham Borough Council collected £11,000 for the gent s loo on Echo Square, Gravesend, at an auction in Maidstone. Opened after the Second World War, the toilets were shut nearly 2

A PUBLIC toilet has fetched almost triple its guide price at auction.

Gravesham Borough Council collected £11,000 for the gent's loo on Echo Square, Gravesend, at an auction in Maidstone.

Opened after the Second World War, the toilets were shut nearly 20 years ago due to lack of use.

A council spokesperson said: "We are very pleased, this was more than guide price by £7,000 and obviously it has been sold without any planning conditions."

The women's facilities in nearby Whitehill Road were brought by the Echo Pub in the '90s.

Mr Cole said: "This was part of our policy to

dispose of buildings and odd parcels of land which no longer make sense for the council to own."

In April 2008 Gravesham council sold the old

toilets on Parrock Street for £60,000, nearly three times the asking price.

At the same auction they were able to collect £42,000 for a women's lavatory on The Hill, Northfleet, more than eight times the guidance price.

Planning applications have not been submitted on any of the sold toilets.

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