TL4658 : Stinkpipe 09 in Silverwood Close

taken 1 year ago, near to Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Stinkpipe 09 in Silverwood Close
Stinkpipe 09 in Silverwood Close
At the end of this quiet sylvan cul-de-sac just a step away from Cambridge's busy retail parks stands this bare-topped stench pole. Most of Cambridge's stinkpipes were supplied by the firm of Ham, Baker but this one came from the foundry of John Spencer Ltd at Wednesbury in the West Midlands whose name appears at the base TL4658 : Base of Stinkpipe 09. It is painted in a darkish municipal green rather than the lighter shade applied to most of those in the city.

For the setting see TL4658 : The green in Silverwood Close.

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Stink Pipes

Stink pipes or Stench pipes are found above sewers and are there to vent off gases from the sewers below. Most stink pipes date from the Victorian period.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 18 July, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 18 July, 2020
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Waste, Waste management 
Primary Subject of Photo
Pipe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4659 5865 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:12.3950N 0:8.6303E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4659 5866
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Stenchpipe  Stench Pole  Stinkpipe  Sewer Vent Pipe 

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