Have you ever heard of a "Scuttlehole"?

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Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Lanthorn R. E. Ltd. Belleville, Ontario

I understand that the term Scuttlehole was used in pioneer times for the hole that was used to access the attic of the home. Perhaps you had to scuttle (scurry) to get up there. It was also used to refer to the a small hole with a movable lid on the deck or hull of a ship.

A scuttle could also be a metal pan for carrying coals, or a shallow open basket for carrying vegetables, flowers or grain.

The scuttleholes still to be found in our area, though, are none-of-the-above. They are geological formations on the Moira River.

Some details are available on a website I prepared for one of my listings -

http://yourcountryhome.ca/location.htm

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Vickie Nagy
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I shudder to think about the size of the old scuttleholes. People did a lot more physical labor back then and were leaner, LOL.

Jul 03, 2010 11:19 AM #1
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Barbara Todaro
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Bob....a scuttle to the attic was for safety and was the size of a fireman with a tank....had to be a skinny fireman!!! today's wouldn't fit....thankful for pull down stairways to attic areas!!!

Jul 03, 2010 11:22 AM #2
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Bob Foster
Century 21 Lanthorn R. E. Ltd. Belleville, Ontario - Belleville, ON

Thanks for your comments! I knew someone out there in AR would know more about this than I do.

Jul 03, 2010 11:36 AM #3
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Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
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I had never heard of scuttle holes as natural geologic formations before Bob.

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