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Unique Chimneys and Chimney Pots
Managed By: Icon Here Chimney Potters
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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.
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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 PotsJames Shields Residence - Anaconda, MT

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Of all the turn of the century chimneys we spied in Anaconda, this one has the most character.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 10/10/2014

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsHershey Chocolate Factory Powerhouse Twin Stacks - Hershey, PA

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These iconic twin stacks are for the powerhouse of the former Hershey Chocolate factory in Hershey.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/7/2014

last visited: 7/14/2008

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsPivovar Platan - Protivín, okres Písek, CZ

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Komíny pivovaru založeného na konci 16. století / Chimneys of Protivín Brewery, founded in the late 16th century.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Jihocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 9/28/2014

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsGrosmont Castle - Octagonal Chimney - Wales.

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Impressive remains of the castle, raised on the site of an earlier Motte & Bailey fortress. The great hall chimney is believed to be 14th Century. Located in the heart of the picturesque village of Grosmont, South Wales.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/14/2014

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney Potscheminée usine - Availles sur Chizé,Fr

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a chimney of an old disused factory. une cheminée d'une ancienne usine desaffectée.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Poitou-Charentes, France

date approved: 8/29/2014

last visited: 9/2/2014

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsSecond Crowell House - Vernon, BC

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T. E. Crowell built this house for himself in 1910, using his own product, bricks. He had purchased the Vernon Brickyards in 1902 and subsequently built many of the city's most prominent brick buildings.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/27/2014

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsChimney of the Bankside Power Station / The Tate Modern (London, UK)

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Depicted huge brick chimney is a key architectonic element of former Bankside Power Station, converted into famous Tate Modern gallery in London...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/2/2014

last visited: 8/3/2014

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsChimneys of the Battersea Power Station (London, UK)

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The depicted imposing quartet of Art-Deco chimneys, the key architectonic element of the derelict Battersea Power Station, is probably the most iconic chimney' set worldwide...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/31/2014

last visited: 8/1/2014

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsChimneys of the Greenwich Power Station (London, UK)

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The depicted four brick chimneys are key parts of the iconic silhouette of the Greenwich Power Station located at the Thames' riverside close to the Royal Naval College complex in Greenwinch.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/30/2014

last visited: 8/2/2014

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsClearwell Caves Chimney - The Rocks, Coleford, Gloucestershire, UK

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Just off the path from the car park to the entrance of Clearwell Caves, this chimney can be seen.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/27/2014

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsThe Red House, School Road, Messing, Essex. CO5 9TH.

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There are six stacks of multiple flues on this C19th country house.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/24/2014

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsChimneys on the Manor House, Osea Island, River Blackwater, Essex.

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There are several chimneys of similar design adorning the rooftops of this Edwardian Manor House.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/9/2014

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsChimney's of Friar Park Gate House, Gravel Hill, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

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A very decorative chimney at the gate house of Friar Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Geo-Myck

location: Southern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/30/2014

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsWilliam E. Coleman House - Deer Lodge, MT

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This large Victorian home was designed by architects Ameryre and Thori of Superior, Wisconsin and completed in 1892. It is a classic example of Victorian attention to the minutest detail, extending upward to the detail of the chimney.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 5/17/2014

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsChimneys of Château d'Avignon - Arles/France

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9 Chimneys on the top of Château d'Avignon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KaPsTeam

location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

date approved: 5/4/2014

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsAnaconda Smelter Stack - Anaconda, MT

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When the final brick was mortared into place on November 30, 1918, this smokestack stood 585.56 feet in height, the tallest in the world at the time. It narrowly escaped demolition with the rest of the Anaconda Smelter in 1980.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 5/2/2014

last visited: never

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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: 5/7/2014

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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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