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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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Image for Chimney - St.Andrew's Church, Church Lane, Bradenham, Norfolk. IP25 7QPview gallery
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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsChimney - St.Andrew's Church, Church Lane, Bradenham, Norfolk. IP25 7QP

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A neat little chimney above an ugly stack added to this church-on-the-hill.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/12/2016

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsCox`s Stack - Lochee, Dundee.

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An ornate, former jute factory smokestack.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member creg-ny-baa

location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/9/2016

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsMohawk Stamp Mill Chimmney - Gay MI

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Historic Mohawk Stamp Mill Chimney

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Michigan

date approved: 8/5/2016

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsRorke's Stone House Chimney Pots, Carbonear, Newfoundland

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The building is known as the Stone Jug.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elyob

location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

date approved: 8/5/2016

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsAn old round chimney, Paderne, 8200, Albufeira, Portugal.

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This old chimney is of a round type, not often seen in Portugal.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: Faro, Portugal

date approved: 7/27/2016

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsAn old chimney at 17 Rua 5 de Outubro, Paderne, 8200, Portugal.

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An old chimney made of tiles and brick, typical of the old chimneys to be found all over Portugal.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: Faro, Portugal

date approved: 7/27/2016

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsHighland Park Chimney

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Located at the intersection of McFarlan Blvd and Douglas Rd in historical University Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Crazy4horses

location: Texas

date approved: 6/26/2016

last visited: 6/30/2016

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsChimney - Church of St.Michael and All Angels, Bruisyard Road, Peasenhall, Suffolk. IP17 2HL.

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A C19th chimney venting the boiler room of this parish church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/25/2016

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney Pots"Kokerei" on "Zollverein", Essen, Germany

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Unique row of huge chimneys along the former "Kokerei"-plant on "Zollverein", world heritage site in Essen.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 6/13/2016

last visited: 6/11/2016

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsCrowley's - Binghamton, NY

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Crowley's has its name in bricks on the chimney. "The original plant located on Conklin Avenue in Binghamton manufactured these dairy products " "In 1915, Crowley moved and expanded his business at Binghamton"

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 5/26/2016

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsHuddersfield Broad Canal Factory Chimney - Huddersfield, UK

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A tall brick chimney at the side of the Huddersfield Broad Canal

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/22/2016

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsCheminées du Château St Pierre, Ste Geneviève des Bois, Essonne, France

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Le Château St Pierre visible dans le public "Parc Pierre" / The Castle St Pierre visible in public " Peter Park "

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gâtinaise

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 5/22/2016

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsUnique Chimneys at Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle, Orschwiller - Alsace / France

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Lot of woodstoves, lot of chimneys !

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Iris & Harry

location: Alsace, France

date approved: 5/10/2016

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsSchornstein des Werk II

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Der Schornstein des Werk II ist ein Relikt der industriellen Vergangenheit des ehemaligen Fabrikgebäudes.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member matefreund

location: Sachsen, Germany

date approved: 4/23/2016

last visited: 5/10/2016

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsScott's Building Chimneys - King's College, King's Parade, Cambridge, UK

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Scott's Building, one of the buildings of King's College, was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and built in 1870. It is located on the west side of King's Parade and has some beautiful chimneys befitting the rest of the building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/2/2016

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsHunstanton Railway Coal Shed - Hunstanton, Norfolk

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A taller than usual chimney on the old Hunstanton Railway coal shed - the only remaining trace of the railway.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/22/2016

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsHarpur Centre Chimneys - Harpur Street, Bedford, UK

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This pair of chimneys are atop the Harpur Centre, formerly Bedford Modern School, in Bedford. The building is on the west side of Harpur Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/6/2016

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsChimney of the Western Pumping Station - Pimlico (London)

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Depicted interesting almost 83 m tall brick chimney, a part of Bazalgette’s Western Pumping Station, is from a far visible landmark of Pimlico area within central London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/31/2016

last visited: 2/15/2016

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsThe White Swan, Rother St, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. CV37 6NH.

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An original offset shaft on this stack at the right end of the White Swan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/16/2016

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsUnique Chimneys - Svetla nad Sazavou, Czech Republic

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A chimneys on the roof of Svetla nad Sazavou Chateau.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Kraj Vysocina, Czech Republic

date approved: 12/14/2015

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsGroup of chimneys, Vicars' Close, Wells, Somerset. BA5 2UJ.

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This chimneys are on the houses in Vicars' Close, planned in the mid-C14th and completed in the early C15th, and north of the Cathedral Church of St.Andrew in the city of Wells in Somerset.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/17/2015

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsTall chimneys, Sizergh Castle, Cumbria, England

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Tall chimneys on a wing of Sizergh Castle.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The_Senior_Crabbes

location: Northwest England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/16/2015

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney Pots45 King Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk.

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An unusually complicated arrangement of flues for a small fisherman's cottage.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/11/2015

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsLa Cheminée de Contreplaqué Husky. -Sainte-Thérèse. -Québec

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La Cheminée de Contreplaqué Husky. -Sainte-Thérèse. -Québec. Plywood Husky chimney. -Sainte Thérèse. -Québec.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member colibris7

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 3/5/2015

last visited: 8/6/2016

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsMorton's Tower (Lambeth Palace) - Lambeth Palace Road, London, UK

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Morton's Tower is regarded as the main entrance to Lambeth Palace. It is a red brick building located on the east side of Lambeth Palace Road close to the Garden Museum that is in the church of St Mary-at-Lambeth.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/30/2015

last visited: never

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