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Hingin Lum

- (Scottish) vernacular form of canopy chimney cantilevered from the wall, usually of timber or whattle and clay. Known in most other areas as a smoke hood. They are commonly found in vernacular buildings where the central hearth moves to the gable, which might be thin or poorly mortared, and unable to accommodate a flue. They can at times be constructed of highly inflamable materials including paper and even straw. Because they are wide, there is no quick updraft to fan any sparks which might occassionally alight on the fabric.