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The King's Chimney, Falmouth.

The King's Chimney, Falmouth.
The King's Chimney, Falmouth.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H6032
Description: The King's Chimney, by the Customs Quay at Falmouth, was used to burn seized contraband - either imported goods on which the necessary customs duties had not been paid, or goods that could not be legally imported into Britain. Most docks had such chimneys (the London Docks in Wapping had three) but few survive.
Creator: Simon Niziol
Date: 19th century
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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