Pumphouse Chimney

Pumphouse Chimney was built in this ornate style as the wealthy residents on Bathwick Hill did not want to overlook an industrial style chimney.

Canal in Bath with narrowboat turning and white duck in foreground Kennet & Avon Canal in Bath

Pumphouse Chimney on Kennet & Avon CanalSpecialist stonemasons restored the 30ft carved stone chimney in 2011, carefully replicating the two degree lean that the chimney had developed since its construction in the 1840s.

James Curtis is the expert stonemason who restored the stone chimney, retaining the iconic lean of this local landmark. He said “It felt very odd to be deliberately rebuilding a chimney that wasn’t vertical, but we took templates of the original leaning structure and recreated it with exactly the same angle!”

Listen to an 'overheard conversation' about Pumphouse Chimney

Last date edited: 17 July 2015