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Unique Chimneys and Chimney Pots
Managed By: Icon Here Chimney Potters
Description:
We are looking for unique chimneys and chimney pots from all over the world. These must be of interest and not just plain, common ones.
Expanded Description:
On our journeys around the world we see some chimneys and chimney pots which are built to blend in with exquisite adjacent architecture, in a strange shape or in a modern, unusual design. We are searching for these objects whether old or new but definitely unique in some way. During our travels we often look up to the rooftops spotting weathervanes (or aerials which turn out to be birds sitting on them) and gasp at some of the unusual chimneys and chimney pots that we see. We want to use this category to create a unique collection of these.


In today’s modern society we are turning away from the use of fossil fuels and concentrating on greener ways to produce energy. Often, this means that the older style chimneys and pots are replaced with simple flues for gas or phased out entirely into very basic outlets; a non-combustible wall thimble allows a vent pipe to be run directly through the outside wall. The old, interesting chimneys and pots are of special value as now less time is spent on creating homes in favour of quick builds and without a need for chimneys.

In industrial circumstances chimneys are referred to as flue gas stacks and so long as these are publicly visible and unique we will accept them. Also, those Lonely Chimneys in the category of this name are welcome to be cross-waymarked here if they are of an interesting design.

Modern chimneys and pots do exist, however, often in some bizarre locations and artistic architecture. These are also welcome here.

Chimneys are most commonly made of brick in a residential setting but can also be metal especially on locomotives or ships. If you are waymarking these they are OK as long as they are on permanent, static display to the public and are unique – no standard tubes please!

Chimney pots are a decorative top or venting cap to the chimney used to control downdrafts. As time has moved on and older buildings have been demolished many of these pots have been destroyed or sold on to the reclamation yards. Here, you can purchase chimney pots for your own use; often they are re-utilised as garden plant pots for example. If you can find one of these, they are welcome as long as they are publicly accessible.

Below are some examples of chimneys we would accept (with a green tick) and those we would decline (with a red cross).


We are not looking for the more modern chimney cowls which are simple, standard caps. Please research your building’s history in order to make your waymark more interesting and include any information about the architecture in respect of the chimney.

As always please be careful with unstable structures and do not venture onto private property, a good quality zoom photograph is all that is required together with a general view.

Please bear in mind that a submission may include all the chimneys/pots on that building which can be featured as additional photographs. Therefore - one submission per property. If you are in any doubt as to whether your chimney/pot is 'unique' feel free to contact us prior to submission.

Instructions for Posting a Unique Chimneys and Chimney Pots Waymark:
Please provide at least two photographs; one must be a close-up shot and the other a general view. Don’t venture onto public property; just obtain a zoom shot from a safe, accessible distance.

The chimney or chimney pot must be unique and not a simple, standard design; this is up to the discretion of the group officers.

Include as much information about your chimney or chimney pot as you can; research before submitting.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
When visiting a unique chimney or chimney pot you must post an original picture with your visit log. Please describe the condition and make your log interesting.
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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsMix of chimneys, Layer Marney Tower, near Tiptree, Essex.

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There are chimneys of different styles gracing the roofs of this Tudor Gatehouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/12/2014

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsCerâmica Moinho de Vento [Moita do Norte, Santarém]

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A chimney on an old pottery factory.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nunogil

location: Santarém, Portugal

date approved: 2/7/2014

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsVictorian House Chimneys - Troy, PA

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This house has three beautiful chimneys.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fossilgirlerin

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 2/3/2014

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsWindsor Baths Chimney - Bradford, UK

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This chimney formed part of the boiler house for public baths in Bradford.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/19/2014

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsTwin Steam Plant Square Chimneys - Spokane, WA

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With its tall twin brick chimneys, Steam Plant Square requires no directions nor map in order to find. When in the downtown Spokane area, the place is difficult to miss.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 1/1/2014

last visited: 1/13/2014

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsMoorish Chimney - Mourão, Portugal

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This chimney was spotted in Mourão, a village in Southern Portugal

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Évora, Portugal

date approved: 12/16/2013

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsModern Chimney in Tucson, AZ

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A modern chimney at the Gargoyle House in central Tucson.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tugies

location: Arizona

date approved: 11/22/2013

last visited: 3/5/2014

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsChateau Chimney - Mostov, Czech Republic

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Chateau Chimney - Mostov.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Karlovarsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 11/11/2013

last visited: 4/11/2014

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsHeugh Dunlop and Company Warehouse Chimney - Bradford, UK

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This elegant chimney has a round outside flue that has had decorative brickwork incorporated into it.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/8/2013

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsMill Chimney - Bradford, UK

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This factory chimney in the Little Germany area of Bradford is a rare survivor in a city that once had over 200.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/15/2013

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsChimneys - Hollingbourne Manor - Kent - UK

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Three sets of three unique Chimneys.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dave-harris

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/12/2013

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsThe White House - Gilwell Park, Chingford, Essex, UK

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These unusual chimney pots sit on top of the chimneys of the White House in Gilwell Park the national scouting headquarters.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/11/2013

last visited: 10/19/2013

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsArgyll Mansions, Argyll Street, Oban, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.

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A group of tall stacks on an early C20th tenement building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2013

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsDistillery Chimney, The Oban Distillery, Stafford Street, Oban, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.

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A tall red and black painted chimney on the boiler house of this long-established distillery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2013

last visited: 4/17/2009

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsSt. Mary's Church - Tower Chimney - Rhossili - Wales, Great Britain.

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The medieval church of St. Mary - has a rare sight - A bell tower with a chimney pot - The Church is located in the small village of Rhossili, on the Gower Peninsula, Swansea, South Wales.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/17/2013

last visited: 10/2/2013

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsNifty Chimneys in Yachats, OR

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These chimneys are right alongside Highway 101.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/10/2013

last visited: 9/2/2013

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsTwists and octagons, on Pundicts Lodge, Braxted Park, nr Tiptree, Essex.

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There are three brick chimney stacks on this C16th lodge in the grounds of Braxted Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/16/2013

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsCasa em Carvoeiro, Portugal

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This is one of the very typical chimneys in Algarve.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tofixe

location: Faro, Portugal

date approved: 7/13/2013

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsA nice triple flue, Five Gables, Tiptree Road, Great Braxted, Essex.

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A nice triple flue is the central stack on this old property in Great Braxted.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/6/2013

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsCastle Bouzov, Czech Republic

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Twisted chimney at Castle Bouzov / Kroucený komín na hrade Bouzov

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Arne1

location: Olomoucky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 5/17/2013

last visited: 8/17/2013

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsChimneys of Château de Chambord - Chambord, France

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Château de Chambord is a masterpiece of the French Renaissance located in the Loire Valley in Chambord, France.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Centre, France

date approved: 5/4/2013

last visited: 8/16/2012

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsMarienbad Restaurant Chimney - London, Ontario

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This unique chimney is located on the Marienbad Restaurant & Chaucer's Pub at 122 Carling Street, London, Ontario

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougandSandra

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 4/19/2013

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsHonourable Artillery Company Barracks - City Road, London, UK

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This building, that was the former barracks of the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC), is on the west side of City Road to the south of Bunhill Fields Burial Ground.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/18/2013

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsTeague House Chimneys - Montgomery, AL

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The Teague House was built in 1848 and is now the home of the Alabama Historical Commission. The chimneys are made of brick scored to look like stone.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member xptwo

location: Alabama

date approved: 4/18/2013

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsThe Old Hitcham School, West Street, Coggeshall, Essex.

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Six flues in three stacks on the old Hitcham School building in West Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/17/2013

last visited: never

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