Cox’s Stack is the tallest surviving example of an industrial chimney in Scotland and is splendidly ornamental. It was erected in 1865–66,
is 282 feet tall and in the form of an Italian campanile in polychrome brick on an ashlar base.
The stack is of square cross-section externally with a circular section lining within. The architect was James MacLaren and the engineer George A. Cox, one of the three brothers who owned the 30-acre Camperdown Works complex, then the largest jute mill in the world. A highly visible landmark in Dundee, it is now effectively a “folly” and is a Grade ‘A’ Listed Building.
(Not the best image quality as I only had a “point-and-shoot” camera in the car with me.)
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