Litters & Handbarrows

These types of litters, or “handbarrows,” are built to allow two people to carry construction equipment, goods, and other items. It is a bit like a shallow wheelbarrow, but with handles at both the front and the back instead of a wheel.

(We do find occasional reference to these handbarrows in medieval documents, e.g. “Item, j handbarowe, ij d.” in the 1403 will and inventory of John de Scarle.)