Friday, November 24, 2006

Clapham Stinkpipes

Here is the text from the Clapham Historical Society's newsletter, about stinkpipes.
Sewage Vent Pipes - otherwise known as Stench Pipes

At a recent meeting of the Lambeth Council Environment Scrutiny Committee, a question was asked about responsibility for the maintenance of stench pipes, which are part of the main sewage system. From discussions it became clear that there are 158 of these pipes in Lambeth but neither the Council nor Thames Water, who are responsible for the sewage system, know where they are! Without knowing where they are, no maintenance can be undertaken nor can the pipes be taken into account by the Planning Department when making decisions on buildings.
The Society has therefore decided to provide help to the hard-pressed authorities by running a light-hearted Easter hunt of ‘Spot the Stench Pipe’. Aprize will be presented to the Society member who can find the greatest number of stench pipes in the Clapham area by 30 April. The location of pipes should be listed and sent to the Editor of the Newsletter to arrive before the closing date. (Hint - look for
straight pipes that are taller than lamp-posts, but with no light on the top!). The winner will be announced in the newsletter and presented
with a Stinking Bishop cheese at the Society’s summer party. Good hunting!

3 Comments:

At 5:30 PM, Blogger MaxBib said...

The Streatham Society is now trying to get some local stenchpipes preserved and, if possible, listed - particularly the one in St Julian's Farm Road, which is a Stone complete with original pipework and crown but badly neglected and rusty. There is another Stone in Brixton, beautifully painted in dark blue and silver but unfortunately missing the crown.

 
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At 5:36 AM, Blogger Malcolm Goodson said...

It's a pity this is no longer maintained. But just in case someone's still 'managing' it (and it is not already listed in the blog), there's one in Merton Road, South Wimbledon at the junction of Merton Road and Pelham Road. Don't know of any more in this particular area tho'

 

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