The bottom of Dixon's Chimney

  • Description

    "For information, see [[4610763]] . The chimney is octagonal, constructed of brick with sandstone quoins. The outside diameter is 17ft 4in (5.28m) at ground level, originally tapering to 9ft (2.74m) at the top, before it was shortened. Below ground, four flues fed into the shaft from the boiler house, the end of which is seen on the right. Maintenance became a problem in the late 20th century, and the disused chimney was threatened with demolition. A series of metal restraining bands was put around the stack during this period, it must have been after 1986 as they do not appear in this photo : [[707562]] . Carlisle City Council bought Dixon's Chimney in the 1990s, and obtained external funding for the repair and preservation of this fondly regarded landmark - see [[4610775]] ." Photo by Rose and Trev Clough, 2008.
  • Owner

    Rose and Trev Clough
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 weeks ago
    Viewed: 22 times
    Picture Taken: 2008-09-28
  • Co-Curate tags


Add a comment or share a memory.

Login to add a comment. Sign-up if you don't already have an account.


Co-Curate is a project which brings together online collections, museums, universities, schools and community groups to make and re-make stories and images from North East England and Cumbria. Co-Curate is a trans-disciplinary project that will open up 'official' museum and 'un-officia'l co-created community-based collections and archives through innovative collaborative approaches using social media and open archives/data.