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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.
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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 PotsChimneys Drayton Road - Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

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The chimneys situated on a building located on Drayton Road, Hanchurch.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/18/2017

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsChimneys Brook Street - Stoke, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

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The chimneys are on a building that was a former bank located on the corner of Brook Street with Glebe Street in Stoke.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/13/2017

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsVestry Chimney - St Mary's Church, Church Road, North Creake, Norfolk, NR21 9JJ

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An unusual cap-stone on this C19th vestry chimney.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/9/2017

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsAlte Universität / old university - Wien, Austria

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Chimney on old University

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 3/6/2017

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsBacksteinschornstein - Hamburg, Germany

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Backsteinschornstein auf dem Gelände des Museums der Arbeit in Hamburg-Barmbek.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Hamburg, Germany

date approved: 3/6/2017

last visited: 11/15/2016

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsChimneys former Victoria Hotel - Stoke, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

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The chimneys are located on the Victoria Hotel a former pub located on Fletcher Road in Stoke.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/6/2017

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsChimney Markethall - Zwickau/SN/Germany

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Unique chimney on the roof of the historic-protected old markethall in Zwickau,SN

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member *Team Krombaer*

location: Sachsen, Germany

date approved: 2/24/2017

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsLes Cheminées du Château - Azay-le-Rideau, France

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[EN] Chimneys of the XVIth century on the Castle of Azay-le-Rideau. [FR] Cheminées du XVIème siecle sur le Château d'Azay-le-Rideau.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Centre, France

date approved: 2/17/2017

last visited: 11/11/2014

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsForfar Sheriff Court - Angus, Scotland.

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Chimneys on the roof of the Sheriff Court at Forfar in Scotland.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member creg-ny-baa

location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/16/2017

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsArchbishop's Chimneys - Chicago, IL

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Located at The Archbishop's Residence 1555 North State Parkway Chicago, Illinois

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/1/2017

last visited: 6/24/2011

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsMr. Toad's Wild Ride - Anaheim, CA

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The building this ride is in has some unique looking chimneys.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 1/12/2017

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsStephens Hall - Towson, MD

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Stephens Hall has a few unique chimneys.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/6/2017

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsLister's Mill Chimney - Bradford, UK

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This 255 feet tall chimney was built in 1873 for Lister's Mill, what was then the largest textile mill in the north of England.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/27/2016

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsCrooked Chimney -- Camden High Street, Camden, London, UK

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A unique chimney along the Camden High Street in Camden

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/22/2016

last visited: 10/26/2016

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsPowder mills Chimney

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In 1844 a factory for making gunpowder was built on the open moor, not far from Postbridge. Gunpowder was needed for the tin mines and granite quarries then in operation on the moor. The chimney I believe was used for low calibre testing?

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MoreOutdoor

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/19/2016

last visited: 10/19/2016

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsMonroe County Insane Asylum Workshop - Sparta, WI, USA

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Built with the asylum shortly after 1900, this chimney was designed to blend well into the workshop and power station it was part of.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mrjcanger

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 10/10/2016

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsCottages at 3-7 Flask Walk -- Hampstead, Camden, London, UK

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Crooked chimneys draw the eye along Flask Walk

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/28/2016

last visited: 10/3/2016

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsChimney, Tonge Mill - Tonge, Kent

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A square secrion chimney stack attached to Tonge Mill, Tonge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/8/2016

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsChrist's Hospital Almshouses Chimney - Buckingham

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A plague on these chimney pots of the Alms houses In Buckingham High Street.N

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/7/2016

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsWoolen Mill - Kingston, Ontario

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This unique chimney is located 4 Cataraqui Street, Kingston, Ontario.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member mTn_biKer65

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 9/6/2016

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsChimney pots - St Catherine's church - Kingsdown, Kent

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A pair of fine chimneys on the north side of St Catherine's church, Kingsdown.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/5/2016

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsBaddesley Clinton, Warwickshire, England

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Multiple chimmeys on Baddesley Clinton House

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The_Senior_Crabbes

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/31/2016

last visited: never

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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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