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.
One of my readers told me about this months ago (sorry I forget who) but I finally got around to visiting.
It certainly looks like a stench pipe, although its location is a little unusual as most of them tend to be either in built-up areas or near grand houses. This one stands in a relatively rural location at the edge of Great Ayton.
I’m fairly certain this is a stench pipe judging from its similarilty to other local ones, its the first i’ve seen in Saltburn though.
It was directly adjacent to a current manhole so theres a good chance
Despite 5 years of constantly keeping my eyes open for items for the website, I had managed to fail to spot something that’s about a minutes walk from my own house !
This Stench Pipe must date from around the time of the construction of Redcar East (late 1930’s)
Its stamped “Adams Ltd York” which shows it was made by Adams Hydraulics, who still exist today.
This one still stands just off Roman Road, opposite the 1910 Kirby Grammar School which became flats in 2010
It features a flower motif towards the top.
Near the edge of Acklam Hall is this fine stench pipe.
It seem that many of the grand buildings of the area have one nearby, as persumably they would have been early adopters of a modern sewage system.
Its been a while since I found a ‘new’ stench pipe but I know they have a special place the hearts of a couple of readers.
This lovely example is on Marton Burn Road.
First one i’ve ever noticed in Middlesbrough, although it makes sense when you consider all the very highly appointed Victorian Villas that were in the immediate area, this one actually sports a crown on the top.