Chimney Stack

Chimney Stack
Chimney Stack

This is sited on the far side of the engine house and is 126 feet (38.4 meters) high. The reason that the chimneystack is on the opposite side to the boiler house is not actually known, but the buildings had to be re-aligned during construction. This was because of a geological fault found during the excavation work for the foundations, possibly after the building of the stack had begun.

Why is the chimney so high? When the boilers were first installed the fire relied on a natural draft to feed it with Oxygen. This natural draft was caused by the rising hot flue gases up the tall chimney.

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