Every so often I go down an alley in my home town that i’ve never visited before and surprisingly often I find a stench pipe !
This one resides in the alley between Coatham Road and High Street West.
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.
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.