Chim-Chiminy, Chim-Chiminy…Greenwich Chimneys (2)

Photo: Louise Must

Oh, you crazy kids! Thanks for all the mad Greenwich chimneys – more to come (suitably spaced so as not to over-stimulate…) but I just couldn’t resist Louise’s shot of the anti-Santa zig-zag flues in Brand Street.

I confess – and this is embarrassing – I’ve never seen them before, however many times I’ve walked down Brand Street (probably too busy being nosy elsewhere – and don’t tell me I’m the only one…)

I’m assuming it’s something to do with air-flow or water ingress, but in truth I don’t know. Any thoughts, folks?

Photo: Louise Must


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Quirky chimney 2


3 Comments to “Chim-Chiminy, Chim-Chiminy…Greenwich Chimneys (2)”

  1. Jon says:

    The Rotherhithe Tunnel is kinked at both ends so that horses don’t bolt for the light. Could be similar for reindeer?

  2. Crawfie says:

    Previously house builders thought that putting bends in the chimney stacks shielded the fire from rain and reduced ‘blow back.’ However, bends increase building costs. Also maintainance is a problem – it is difficult to get small children past the bend

  3. Steve says:

    This is an interesting (well, I’m interested now!) site on chimney stacks and pots:
    http://www.hatfield-herts.co.uk/hobcol/chimney.html

    Keep up the good work!