Definition of chimney breast in English:

chimney breast


  • A part of an interior wall that projects to surround a chimney.

    • ‘To the front is a good sized dining area with understairs storage while the interconnecting living room includes a chimney breast with a solid fuel stove and tiled hearth.’
    • ‘Features in the family room, which is painted bright yellow, include solid beech floors, understairs storage and a Waterford Stanley stove set into the chimney breast.’
    • ‘The living room features a block floor, stone fireplace and exposed rafters, while the kitchen has a range of cream fitted units as well as a stone wall chimney breast.’
    • ‘Creel had a venerable upright piano against the wall facing the gas fire, and huge speakers in the alcoves on either side of the chimney breast.’
    • ‘A leaded glass window overlooks the front garden while an unusual long and narrow frosted glass window runs beside the chimney breast.’
    • ‘A flat on the top floor of the building had part of its ceiling fall in and an elderly woman was taken to Kingston Hospital after the collapse of an internal chimney breast caused a fireplace to fall on her.’
    • ‘Consequently the museum bought a chimney breast, corner cupboard, and chair rail to go with a door and its surround that Mrs. de Forest had acquired.’
    • ‘By the afternoon Dad was still struggling with the kitchen and I was tearing my hair out trying to re-plaster a chimney breast.’
    • ‘We're really pleased with the result, all we need to do now is paint the chimney breast a different colour, something other than off white or beige!’
    • ‘In addition, there is a freestanding gas stove surrounded by a brick chimney breast.’
    • ‘My living room has a classic Victorian lay out: a bay window, a chimney breast and a couple of alcoves.’
    • ‘He said: ‘I always enjoy doing what I do whether it is a bathroom, a kitchen or a chimney breast.’’
    • ‘Above is the children's area, from where a secret stair in the chimney breast goes up to a roof terrace above the living area.’
    • ‘A timber staircase leads to an open-plan area on the first-floor that contains a TV room and main bedroom, which are separated by a chimney breast / wall.’
    • ‘Inset models fit inside a chimney breast; outset models sit on the hearth.’
    • ‘The traditional chimney breast in granite and yellow brick has a polished cast iron range in its hearth.’
    • ‘He pleaded guilty to having one of the hall's four chimney stacks and a chimney breast knocked down and was fined a total of £6,000.’
    • ‘It was coming from the chimney breast, which to be honest I could really have worked out in my head without needing to turn myself into the human smoked mackerel.’
    • ‘The first was to take advantage of the fact that by the 16th century many ordinary houses had small ovens built into the chimney breast, or at the side of the main bread oven where there was one.’
    • ‘A wood-burning stove connects to a massive chimney breast that radiates heat through two storeys, aiding energy conservation.’


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