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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 Windsor Baths Chimney - Bradford, UKview gallery

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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

Image for Heugh Dunlop and Company Warehouse Chimney - Bradford, UKview gallery

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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

Image for Mill Chimney - Bradford, UKview gallery

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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

Image for Bowling Cemetery Chapel Chimney – Bradford, UKview gallery

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsBowling Cemetery Chapel Chimney – Bradford, UK

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This building used to be a chapel of rest for the cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/30/2010

last visited: 2/6/2013

Image for St John’s Church School chimney – Bierley – Bradford, UKview gallery

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsSt John’s Church School chimney – Bierley – Bradford, UK

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A two legged chimney on an old church primary school built in 1871.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/17/2011

last visited: 2/6/2013

Image for Mill Chimney, Saltaire Mills, Caroline Street, Saltaire, West Yorkshire.view gallery

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsMill Chimney, Saltaire Mills, Caroline Street, Saltaire, West Yorkshire.

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A tall, slender mill chimney to the west of Titus Salt's original mill buildings.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/29/2013

last visited: 1/31/2013

Image for Titus Salt's 'New Mill' Chimney, Saltaire, West Yorkshire.view gallery

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsTitus Salt's 'New Mill' Chimney, Saltaire, West Yorkshire.

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Built in 1868 to house new spinning and dying machinery, the 'New Mill' has a chimney design based on the bell tower of the Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venice.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/28/2013

last visited: 1/31/2013

Image for The Electric Press Chimney, 39 Cookridge Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire.view gallery

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsThe Electric Press Chimney, 39 Cookridge Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire.

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The massive square chimney of the Electric Press Building dominates Millenium Square in the heart of Leeds.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/5/2013

last visited: never

Image for Cavendish Mill Chimney, Cavendish Street – Ashton-Under-Lyne, UKview gallery

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsCavendish Mill Chimney, Cavendish Street – Ashton-Under-Lyne, UK

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A simple mill chimney with an unusual octagonal glazed surround.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/11/2013

last visited: never

Image for The Vestry Chimney, Asford in the Water, Derbyshireview gallery

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsThe Vestry Chimney, Asford in the Water, Derbyshire

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This chimney was removed from the church vestry in 2000AD.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/16/2010

last visited: never

Image for Station building chimneys, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire.view gallery

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsStation building chimneys, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire.

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There a six chimneys of this design on the station buildings at Matlock Bath.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/17/2011

last visited: never

Image for Chimney Pots - Cromford, Derbyshire, Englandview gallery

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsChimney Pots - Cromford, Derbyshire, England

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These four chimney pots look like they're wearing crowns in the village of Cromford.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/21/2012

last visited: 10/24/2014

Image for Hincaster House Chimneys, Cumbriaview gallery

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsHincaster House Chimneys, Cumbria

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Hincaster House has some fine chimney stacks and chimney pots.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/19/2012

last visited: never

Image for Hincaster Hall Chimneys, Cumbriaview gallery

NWNW83 km

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsHincaster Hall Chimneys, Cumbria

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Hincaster Hall is the oldest building in the village. The Hall has impressive chimneys. They are round like most buildings of that age.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/30/2012

last visited: never

Image for Blackhall Chimneys, Kendal, Cumbriaview gallery

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsBlackhall Chimneys, Kendal, Cumbria

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Blackhall is amongst one of the oldest buildings in Kendal. These round chimney stacks are typical of early Westmorland design. Bigger and taller the chimney, the more important the occupier. Grade 2 listing.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/15/2011

last visited: never

Image for Holker Hall West Wing Chimneys, Cumbriaview gallery

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsHolker Hall West Wing Chimneys, Cumbria

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Holker Hall's west wing burned down in 1871. These chimneys look Elizabethan but are Victorian.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/18/2010

last visited: never

Image for The 12 Apostles,Rampside Hall Barrow in Furness Cumbria.view gallery

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsThe 12 Apostles,Rampside Hall Barrow in Furness Cumbria.

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Known locally as "The 12 Apostles" Rampside Hall is very well known for it's 12 chimneys in a row along the ridge of the roof.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Tashington

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 12/15/2008

last visited: 12/16/2008

Image for Knobbly Chimney, Boots, Foregate Street, Chester, Cheshire, England, UKview gallery

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsKnobbly Chimney, Boots, Foregate Street, Chester, Cheshire, England, UK

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A chimney with square relief art on the sides of it, made of red brick.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Ddraig Ddu

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/15/2011

last visited: 10/20/2010

Image for Barleysugar flues, Old Almshouse, Vicar's Lane, Chester.view gallery

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsBarleysugar flues, Old Almshouse, Vicar's Lane, Chester.

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Two sets of ornate chimney flues on this ex-almshouse built 1889-90.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/5/2011

last visited: never

Image for Tripple Chinmney, Walton, Bridge Street, Chester, Cheshire, England, UKview gallery

SWSW100.7 km

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsTripple Chinmney, Walton, Bridge Street, Chester, Cheshire, England, UK

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A tripple lined chimney with some brick art making it more distinct than ones nearby that are more simple.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Ddraig Ddu

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/15/2011

last visited: 9/27/2011

Image for The Queen's School, City Walls Road, Chester.view gallery

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsThe Queen's School, City Walls Road, Chester.

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Two pairs of ornate flues with modern pots on the roof of the dining hall and kitchen wing of the Queen's School.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/24/2013

last visited: never

Image for The Croft and Courtyard Chimneys, Clappersgate, Cumbriaview gallery

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsThe Croft and Courtyard Chimneys, Clappersgate, Cumbria

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The Croft and its courtyard around the converted stables have some grand chimneys.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/17/2010

last visited: never

Image for The Railway Station Building Chimneys, Durham, Co.Durham. DH1 4RS.view gallery

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsThe Railway Station Building Chimneys, Durham, Co.Durham. DH1 4RS.

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Four stacks on this Grade II listed Railway Station.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: North East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/25/2014

last visited: never

Image for Alston Station Buildings, off Station Road, Alston, Cumbria.view gallery

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsAlston Station Buildings, off Station Road, Alston, Cumbria.

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Ten flues in four stacks on Alston Railway Station buildings.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/10/2012

last visited: never

Image for Boscobel House, Staffordshire, UKview gallery

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Unique Chimneys and Chimney PotsBoscobel House, Staffordshire, UK

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A chimney stack with a possible secret hiding place within its walls.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Izzy and the Lizard King

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 6/21/2009

last visited: 4/24/2011

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