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28434 Set of three unusual chimney pot planters
QTY: 1 Set £595 The Set
W
50cm
H
93cm
D
50cm
SOLD
28321 Reclaimed dark salt-glazed queen chimney pot
QTY: SOLD £95
W
31.5cm
H
75cm
D
31.5cm
SOLD
27657 Salvaged buff rolltop chimney pot
QTY: SOLD £95
DIA
30cm
H
92cm
D
27656 Reclaimed tall buff chimney pot
QTY: 1 £200
DIA
33cm
H
174cm
D
27640 Crown buff chimney pot with vents
QTY: 1 £150
W
33cm
H
85cm
D
33cm
27550 Tall red clay chimney pot
QTY: 1 £125
W
37cm
H
105cm
D
37cm
27549 Reclaimed terracotta cannon head chimney pot
QTY: 1 £95
W
31cm
H
62cm
D
31cm
27548 Salvaged terracotta chimney pots with bead
QTY: 4 £100 Each
W
31cm
H
50cm
D
31cm
27540 Salvaged tall round buff chimney pots
QTY: 2 £100 Each
W
32cm
H
75.5cm
D
32cm
27539 Red Marcone vented chimney pot
QTY: 1 £125
W
23cm
H
100cm
D
23cm
27534 Salvaged terracotta vented chimney pots
QTY: 2 £125 Each
W
30cm
H
60cm
D
30cm
27533 Reclaimed terracotta chimney pot with detail
QTY: 1 £125
W
31.5cm
H
48cm
D
31.5cm
27526 Square buff coloured vintage chimney pots
QTY: 3 £100 From
W
30cm
H
61cm
D
30cm
27524 Salvaged louvre terracotta chimney pots
QTY: 3 £125 Each
W
H
D
27459 Terracotta chimney pot with circle detail
QTY: 1 £125
W
37cm
H
61cm
D
37cm
27457 Salvaged James Gooddy square chimney pot
QTY: 1 £100
W
28.5cm
H
63.5cm
D
28.5cm
27452 Diamond patterned terracotta chimney pot
QTY: 1 £125
W
30cm
H
54.5cm
D
30cm
27451 Salvaged crown chimney pots
QTY: 2 £200 Each
W
36cm
H
100cm
D
36cm
27399 Reclaimed Georgian handmade chimney pots
QTY: 3 £125 Each
W
30cm
H
47cm
D
30cm
27398 Reclaimed Georgian handmade chimney pots
QTY: 3 Remaining £100 From
W
30cm
H
45cm
D
30cm
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
27389 Victorian buff octagonal chimney pots
QTY: 1 Remaining £130
W
40cm
H
75cm
D
40cm
27386 Salvaged terracotta round chimney pots
QTY: 3 £75 From
W
H
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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