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METHVEN STREET, CAMPERDOWN WORKS, COX'S STACKLB25044

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
04/02/1965
Local Authority
Dundee
Planning Authority
Dundee
Burgh
Dundee
NGR
NO 38282 31636
Coordinates
338282, 731636

Description

G A Cox with James Maclaren, 1865-6. Magnificent 282' 10"

chimney stalk in form of Italian campanile, polychrome

brick on ashlar base. A landmark.

Battered channelled ashlar base with small arched openings.

Tall square-section plinth with angle pilasters and corbels

in yellow brick. Main shaft above with angle pliasters

having alternate red and yellow horizontal bands. Tall

recessed centres to each elevation with 9 slit windows and

top round-headed arch over oculus.

Paired Romanesque arches and Greek key above. Large cornice.

Octagonal top section, each face with recessed arch. Top

coping and urns removed.

Interior: circular-section chimney within square section

stack, 1 of the angles used as a ladder.

Statement of Special Interest

The best industrial chimney in Scotland. The only comparable

structure in England is the India Mill chimney, Darwen,

1867 310 feet. The 2 campanile chimneys in Bradford-Saltaire

1868, circa 150 feet and Manningham, 1873, 250 feet are

stone built. The campaniles at Tower Works, Leeds, circa

1900, are much smaller. None match the exuberant decoration

of Cox's stack.

References

Bibliography

Original Drawings held by Sidlaw yarns. Every post 1860s

guidebook to Dundee.

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