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31906 Original Victorian buff chimney pots
QTY: 3 £90 Each
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H
D
31718 Antique bishop hat chimney pots
QTY: 2 £225 Each
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34cm
H
78cm
D
34cm
31040 Salvaged clay louvre chimney pot
QTY: 1 £85
W
32cm
H
76cm
D
32cm
30929 Weathered buff chimney pot
QTY: 1 £95
W
30cm
H
98cm
D
30cm
30378 Salvaged terracotta chimney pots
QTY: 1 Remaining £95 Each
W
34cm
H
43.5cm
D
34cm
30295 Vintage chimney pots / planters
QTY: 4 £40 From
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H
D
30268 Reclaimed old painted chimney pots
QTY: 2 £65 From
DIA
28cm
H
48cm
D
29993 Reclaimed buff clay ribbed chimney pots
QTY: 1 Remaining £95 Each
DIA
30cm
H
40cm
D
29984 Plain buff clay chimney pot
QTY: 1 £50
DIA
27cm
H
31cm
D
27656 Reclaimed tall buff chimney pot
QTY: 1 £200
DIA
33cm
H
174cm
D
27549 Reclaimed terracotta cannon head chimney pot
QTY: 1 £95
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31cm
H
62cm
D
31cm
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
27396 Salvaged vintage octagonal buff chimney pot
QTY: 1 £95
W
33cm
H
69cm
D
33cm
27386 Salvaged terracotta round chimney pots
QTY: 2 Remaining £75 From
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H
D
27381 Antique ribbed pot-bellied chimney pots
QTY: 1 £95 Each
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32cm
H
41cm
D
32cm
SOLD
24140 Reclaimed Revolving Chimney Cowl / Spinner
QTY: SOLD £85
DIA
28cm
H
45.5cm
D
24102 Buff Square Tapered Chimney Pots
QTY: 1 Remaining £85 Each
W
31cm
H
39cm
D
31cm
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
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35cm
H
60cm
D
SOLD
24087 Short Round Terracotta Chimney Pots
QTY: SOLD £55 Each
DIA
28cm
H
23cm
D
24085 Antique Buff Tapered Square Chimney Pots
QTY: 2 £85 Each
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35cm
H
42cm
D
35cm
24083 Salvaged Red Ribbed Banded Chimney Pots
QTY: 2 £85 Each
DIA
27cm
H
36cm
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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