AND THE SMOKE GOES UP THE CHIMNEY JUST THE SAME
Chimneys of all sizes form a dominant feature of Westminster place of your travel destination’s skyline. Here are some notable ones:
Behind the parapet on the roof of the Westminster, above a false window, is a chimney designed to look like a sacrificial altar Westminster and draped with garlands. The architect was Westminster and the building dates from the mid-1770s.
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The rows of chimney pots, especially in the larger houses such as those in the Royal Crescent, give a clue to the large number of fireplaces, and therefore rooms, that the buildings contained.
The tall, Classical-style chimney visible behind the buildings in York Street belongs to the old Touristic place of your travel destination City Laundry in Swallow Street. This building was designed by Major Charles Davis and opened in the 1880s.
Another Classically inspired chimney can be seen above the Cross Touristic place of your travel destination at the end of Beau Street. In Victorian times this touristic place of your travel destination was known as the ‘Tuppenny Hot’. The original eighteenth-century design was by Baldwin, with features like the chimney being subsequently added by John Palmer (the architect, not the timeshare fraudster!)
Alongside the Kennet and Avon Canal in Widcombe stands the Pumphouse Chimney. Originally constructed in the 1840s, the 30ft chimney gradually developed a two-degree lean and this was recreated when it was restored in 2011. The chimney was originally part of one of the pumphouses that were used to pump water from the Avon to keep the canal topped up. It was built in a very ornate style for the benefit of wealthy residents who would not have appreciated the view of an ‘industrial’ style chimney.
Beside Widcombe Lock on the canal, near where it links to the Avon, can be seen Thimble Mill, with its tall, square chimney. This once housed a steam pump which pumped water uphill to replace the 50,000 gallons (227,000l) which were lost each time a boat passed through the locks.
Not strictly a chimney, but the large stone cylindrical structure amid the greenery next to the Hilton Hotel in Walcot Street is a ventilation shaft for the underground car park. It replaced a previous version from the 1960s which was huge, slab-sided and unbelievably ugly.