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Stench Pipe

A Grade II Listed Building in South Ockendon, Thurrock

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Latitude: 51.5146 / 51°30'52"N

Longitude: 0.2664 / 0°15'58"E

OS Eastings: 557356

OS Northings: 181955

OS Grid: TQ573819

Mapcode National: GBR W6.CTQ

Mapcode Global: VHHNN.K6P7

Plus Code: 9F32G778+RG

Entry Name: Stench Pipe

Listing Date: 2 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1224062

English Heritage Legacy ID: 420031

Location: Ockendon, Thurrock, RM15

County: Thurrock

Electoral Ward/Division: Belhus

Built-Up Area: South Ockendon

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Mardyke

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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4/10009 Stench Pipe

- II

Stench pipe. Probably mid C18 and part of the C18 sewage system for the now demolished Belhus
Hall. It comprises a tall octagonal Tudor-style chimney built of hand made bricks with occasional
black brick dressings, moulded to top and bottom and standing on a chamfered rectangular plinth
of 3 stages. A brick built culvert runs from the site of Belhus Hall to the foot of the south side of the
chimney and an opening on its north side lies beside a rectilinear earth channel. To the east and west
of the chimney the channel is revetted in brick. The chimney probably acted as a foul air vent for
sewage flushed into and then pumped along the culvert. From the culvert the sewage was possibly
deposited into the earth channel where after settling it was spread onto nearby fields. The chimney
also acted as an eyecatcher. Included as an unusually elaborate and ornamental example of a rare and
interesting building type.

Listing NGR: TQ5735681955

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