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Old chimney
Photo: Dennis Seddon
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Does anyone know what this old chimney was for?. It used to be behind the wall near the old Haigh Estate Office on New Road.

Comment by: Ken R on 26th November 2012 at 22:40

Intereting photo. Is it a chimney or an air vent for something below ground?? Is this still there??

Comment by: Mick on 26th November 2012 at 22:53

The walls in these gardens are hollow and used to be heated this kept the garden frost free and the chimney was where the smoke came out.

Comment by: dave c on 27th November 2012 at 09:40

The walls were used to grow non-native friut in espallier fashion, (tied back to a trellis or wire structure fixed to the south facing wall and then "trained" along the structure). I've no confirmation that these particular walls were heated, but it seems a plausible explanation as many of these features are present in similar situations this far north.

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