The chimney was built in 1894 with the main part of the Pumping Station. Standing at 183 feet or 56 metres, it is visible from many parts of Cambridge and is an important part of the city's skyline. As it has to withstand high winds, it is one foot or 0.3 metres thick at the top. Yet, it still moves a little in the wind.
David Spiegelhalter has adopted this object. There is one remaining adoption available.