Pots

Rylstone Manor Hotel Shanklin

Something a bit different here, I know. I have a thing about ornate chimney pots, and couldn’t help but feature these here. They are from Rylstone Manor Hotel at Shanklin, but a stone’s throw from Shanklin Chine and set in beautiful gardens. Rylstone Manor was originally built as a gentleman’s residence in 1863 and remained a private residence until 1923. The Manor is of Victorian proportion and incorporates a blend of Gothic, Tudor and Georgian influences. I only took photos of the chimney pots for there was a dark SUV parked out the front of the main buildingt and the image just would not have worked.

Rylstone Manor Hotel Shanklin

I was quite taken how much detail and artistry was put into these tall chimney pots, and how varied the patterning was. They may have had a red glaze on them at sometime in the distant past.

Rylstone Manor Hotel Shanklin

Rylstone Manor Hotel Shanklin


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Isle of Wight, England, August 2018 ยฉ Pete Hillman.

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23 thoughts on “Pots

  1. The patterns are fabulous. I don’t know much about chimney pots. It seems they can be found in this country, but I don’t remember noticing them: perhaps because most are far more plain than these. When I started poking around, I learned not only about their purpose, but also that they’re growing in popularity as restoration of old houses increases. I also learned that the old ones, from architectural salvage places, are well, well beyond my budget!

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    • Chimney pots often go unnoticed, even the ornate ones like these, and I think that is what attracts me to them in that they can be quite lovely discoveries if you can look beyond the building as a whole and see the smaller details such as these. Oh yes, I can imagine the old ones are quite expensive especially as many of them are one of a kind. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. How fabulous. I am a sucker for chimney pots (coming from ‘Up North’ where lots of original chimney pots are still on houses). The historic value of these once-functional – and in some cases still functional- ornate chimneys is not to be sniffed at. True craftsmanship in a modern world of mass-produced blandness.

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