During a survey this week we came across this very odd chimney stack, we have no idea why it would have been built ion this style so calling all building historians…. it’s on the rear addition of a late Victorian / early Edwardian terrace in Bovill Road, Honor Oak SE23 and is the only on of its style in the road. A look on the Bristol University resource for chimney stacks does not throw up any clues but a post from 2009 on the SE23.com site suggests that this area was hit by a V1 which would have been sometime after June 1944 so perhaps the stack was rebuilt in a “jaunty” style after the war.
The extract from the The London County Council Bomb Damage Maps, 1939-45 below shows the damage, purple is “damaged beyond repair” while yellow is “minor blast damage”. The ring shows where the V1 hit. The recent bombsite.org site does show a high explosive bomb in Bovill Road but in the wrong part of the street. So any ideas?