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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.
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 PotsHundertweltenhaus Chimney - Eibenstock, Germany

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Colorful chimney with mosaic at Hundertweltenhaus in Eibenstock, Ludwig-Jahn-Straße 12

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ashberry

location: Sachsen, Germany

date approved: 9/3/2021

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsHooghei 54 - Berlicum, NL

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On the Hooghei 54 in Berlicum, you will find this house with its unique chimney.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T-Team!

location: Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

date approved: 8/31/2021

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsChimenea Vulkano Grill - Lanzarote, Islas Canarias, España

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Chimenea for the vulcano hot

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 8/18/2021

last visited: 8/18/2021

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsHaus - Bad Breisig - Zehnerstr. 71 - RLP - Germany

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Backsteinbau in Bad Breisig

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 6/30/2021

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsThe Plough – Parliament Street – Ramsey, Isle of Man

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The unique chimney stacks at The Plough on Parliament Street in Ramsey.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mike_bjm

location: Isle of Man

date approved: 5/4/2021

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsSnoet skorsten i Bjerringbro - Twisted chimney in Bjerringbro

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Snoet skorsten bygget af mursten. Twisted chimney built of bricks.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne

location: Denmark

date approved: 4/8/2021

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsVictorian Style House Chimney - Altoona, Pennsylvania

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This Queen Anne Victorian House was built in the late 1800's or early 1900's.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ted28285

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/7/2021

last visited: 4/10/2021

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsSunset Apartments Chimney - Altoona, Pennsylvania

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One of two brick Chimneys on the sides of the Sunset Apartment building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ted28285

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/7/2021

last visited: 4/10/2021

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsPuritan Smoke Stack - Altoona, Pennsylvania

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The Chimney served the Schwarzenbach-Huber Company Silk Mill in the early 1900's and later the Puritan Sportswear Company.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ted28285

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 3/17/2021

last visited: 3/19/2021

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsThe Pump House Chimney - Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK.

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The chimney is located at the Pump House pub at Albert Dock in Liverpool.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/11/2021

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsSchoorsteen voormalige turfstrooiselfabriek Veldkamp - Schoonebeek, NL

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NL] Schoorsteen van de voormalige turfstrooisel fabriek Veldkamp, gebouwd in 1926. [EN] Chimney of the former peat litter factory Veldkamp, built in 1926.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Boon

location: Drenthe, Netherlands

date approved: 2/11/2021

last visited: 10/17/2021

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsKamin Muffatwerk - München, Bavaria, Germany

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A very special Art Nouveau chimney located at Muffatwerk near the Isar in Munich.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 12/4/2020

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsChimenea de La Molinera - Ourense, Galicia, España

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Remember the 19th century

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 11/12/2020

last visited: 11/13/2020

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsUniversity of Ottawa Chimney - Ottawa, Ontario

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This chimney may have been erected when the University of Ottawa built a new Power Plant in 1972.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 10/21/2020

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsSkorstenen ved Sukkerfarbrikken - Assens, Danmark

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Den 62 m høje skorsten ved Sukkerfabrikken er bevaret som kulturhistorisk pejlemærke for industrisamfundets tid i Assens.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Denmark

date approved: 9/29/2020

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsPark Grove Manor Chimney - Oak Park, Illinois

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A building known for its gargoyles, also has a unique chimney.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/4/2020

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsHalifax Bank Chimneys - Kendal, Cumbria, UK.

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The chimneys are located on the Halifax Bank on High Gate in Kendal.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/22/2020

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsStott Park Bobbin Mill Chimney - Finsthwaite, Ulverston, Cumbria, UK.

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The Stott Park Bobbin Mill located in the village of Finsthwaite, is the only working bobbin mill left in the Lake District today.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/13/2020

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsShapley Ross House Chimneys - Moscow Mills, MO

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Historic stone house more commonly known as the Shapley Ross House in the small community of Moscow Mills, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 5/18/2020

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsChimney pot on a wall - Church Langton, Leicestershire

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An odd little chimney located on the boundary wall of Leadclune Court, Church Langton.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/21/2020

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsChimneystacks - The Old School - Weston-by-Welland, Northamptonshire

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Characteristic Joseph Goddard chimneystacks on The Old School, Weston-by-Welland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/14/2020

last visited: never

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsCheminée de granite, Île de Bréhat, Bretagne, France

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Imposante cheminée de granite sur l'Île de Béhat / Imposing granite chimney on Béhat Island

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GwenanDu

location: Bretagne, France

date approved: 2/13/2020

last visited: 6/25/2020

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsCheminée du Monastère-des-Augustines - Chimney of the Augustine Monastery - Québec, Québec

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Cette cheminée du Monastère-des-Augustines-de-l'Hôtel-Dieu-de-Québec est située à l'arrière du monastère. This chimney, of the Monastère-des-Augustines-de-l'Hôtel-Dieu-de-Québec, is located at the rear of the monastery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 9/9/2019

last visited: 9/21/2019

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsChimney- Passmore Edwards Free Library, Camborne, Cornwall,UK

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The Chimney of on a Library which Passmore Edwards had built here in Camborne.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member MoreOutdoor

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/13/2019

last visited: 8/13/2019

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsSchornstein des Krematoriums - Gotha, TH, Deutschland

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Schornstein des Krematoriums auf dem Hauptfriedhof von Gotha

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Thüringen, Germany

date approved: 6/22/2019

last visited: never

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