I’ve known about the Stench Pipe on Park Avenue for years.
However I only recently became aware of two more of a different design, a very short distance away. The first in the back alley between Beech and Elm Road.
A second base is in the adjacent back alley between Beech and Lime Road.
The bottom is well buried in a hedge, so no chance of finding a makers mark.
The top however looks to be in very good condition with a decorative ‘crown’ still in place
Its always good to come back to an old favourite subject, I must have driven past this one hundreds of times without ever noticing. So thanks to John Rymer for pointing it out.
This relic of an earlier drainage system in New Marske is now being re-used as a planter for flowers.
As always whenever I post a stench pipe, people tell me about more of them !
This example is peeking out of bushes to the side of Sandy Flatts Lane.
Getting to the base of it is very tricky, but one torn t-shirt and a lot of scratches later, here you are !
Another Stench Pipe for the collection on Weatherhead Avenue, Middlesbrough.
Thanks to whoever pointed this one out to me in the last couple of weeks, I can’t seem to track your suggestion down.
Its always a happy day when someone brings a new stench pipe in your home town to your attention (well it is for me anyway). This excellent example even stands on its own mini-roundabout.
This brings the count to 10 in Redcar, although I feel there must still be more hiding in plain sight.
Prompted by a comment about yesterdays stench pipe, I realised I had photographed another over a year ago and never used the photo.
I think at the time as I was undecided whether it was a stench pipe or an old lamp.
Its possibly shown in the right background of this old photo and theres nothing on top to indicate a lamp (although it could be a telegraph pole related to the railway line behind)
It’s nearly been a year since I last spotted a ‘new’ stench pipe in Redcar, so its quite unusual that this one is somewhere i’ve driven past every morning since 2008.
Its identical to the one at the other corner of the park, but has lost its upper section and been filled with concrete.