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27400 Reclaimed buff coloured octagonal chimney pot
QTY: 1 £130
W
38cm
H
80cm
D
38cm
27399 Reclaimed Georgian handmade chimney pots
QTY: 3 £125 Each
W
30cm
H
47cm
D
30cm
27398 Reclaimed Georgian handmade chimeny pots
QTY: 4 £100 From
W
30cm
H
45cm
D
30cm
27397 Reclaimed Georgian chimney pots
QTY: 4 £125
W
32cm
H
46cm
D
32cm
27396 Salvaged vintage octagonal buff chimney pot
QTY: 1 £95
W
33cm
H
69cm
D
33cm
27392 Victorian buff octagonal chimney pot
QTY: 1 £115
W
37cm
H
70cm
D
37cm
27391 Victorian buff octagonal chimney pots
QTY: 2 £50 From
W
33cm
H
73cm
D
33cm
27389 Victorian buff octagonal chimney pots
QTY: 3 £95 From
W
40cm
H
75cm
D
40cm
27388 Vintage buff octagonal chimney pots
QTY: 2 £130 Each
W
32cm
H
68cm
D
32cm
27386 Salvaged terracotta round chimney pots
QTY: 3 £75 From
W
30cm
H
47cm
D
30cm
27385 Salvaged terracotta ball design chimney pot
QTY: 1 £130
W
34cm
H
48cm
D
28cm
27383 Antique roll-top taper chimney pots
QTY: 2 £85 Each
W
H
D
27381 Antique ribbed pot-bellied chimney pots
QTY: 2 £95 Each
W
32cm
H
41cm
D
32cm
27380 Antique ribbed terracotta chimney pots
QTY: 4 £95 Each
W
33cm
H
42cm
D
33cm
27274 Antique vented chimney pot / planter
QTY: 1 £125
W
31cm
H
69cm
D
24561 Reclaimed Crown Top Chimney Pots
QTY: 3 Remaining £150 Each
DIA
31.5cm
H
70cm
D
24140 Reclaimed Revolving Chimney Cowl / Spinner
QTY: 1 £85
DIA
28cm
H
45.5cm
D
24108 Antique Buff Doulton Chimney Pot
QTY: 1 £125
DIA
28cm
H
44cm
D
24102 Buff Square Tapered Chimney Pots
QTY: 5 £85 Each
W
31cm
H
39cm
D
31cm
24098 Salvaged Small Red Terracotta Chimney Pot
QTY: 1 £85
DIA
28cm
H
30cm
D
24095 Unusual Chimney With Tall Pepperpot Vent
QTY: 1 £125
DIA
25cm
H
96cm
D
24094 Salvaged Round Red Clay Chimney Pots
QTY: 3 £55 Each
DIA
29cm
H
31cm
D
24092 Antique Chimneys with Bonnet Cowls / Hoods
QTY: 3 £110 Each
W
35cm
H
60cm
D
24087 Short Round Terracotta Chimney Pots
QTY: 3 Remaining £55 Each
DIA
28cm
H
23cm
D
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Chimney Pots


Designed to improve fireplace draw and limit draughts, terracotta chimney pots sit on top of a brick or stone stack and come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colours.  Believed to derive from the Latin word Caminus (meaning furnace / forge / stove), chimneys became common in houses in the 16th - 17th Centuries and were originally first built of wood (oddly!) and mud or plaster.  Later they became a simple brick construction with an internal flue.  In England, a Hearth Tax of two shillings per hearth, per year was imposed in 1662.  This much resented tax was abolished in 1689 (but continued in Ireland until the early 1800’s) and was eventually replaced by the equally unpopular Window Tax. 

Throughout history there have been regional variations in the styles of chimney pots and stacks.  Larger and more ornate structures were often status symbols for the wealthier of society.  When house building was at its peak in Victorian times, there was an ever increasing number of identical terraced houses being built, and chimney pots were used as a way for people to affordably customise their own houses.  Production declined in the late 1960’s with the introduction of the Clean Air Act and more widely available gas central heating.   Today homes with fireplaces and chimneys are becoming sought after again, especially when combined with new eco designed wood burning stoves, as we have for sale here.  Even if they are not used for their original, intended purpose, with their vast array of styles, chimney pots also make great garden features and planters.

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