It’s a long time since i’ve visited Hartlepool now that I no longer work near there.
It was nice to come back for a Stench Pipe though !
I suspect there are a lot more out there in Hartlepool of a similar age.
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.
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 !
This very fine example of a stench pipe stands on Keith Road.
Its probably one of the most complete in the area and has a lot of nice features for something so practical.
Halfway up is a band with rose embalms (possibly a Yorkshire rose?)
The top still features a studded band, almost like a crown.
After month of distant formal gardens, its time to get back to a corner stone of the site, Redcar Stench Pipes !
This one is in the alley between Muriel Street and Dene Grove.
Its an identical design to the complete one in Laburnum Road. Made by Adams of York
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.