Chimney breast

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In this case, a brick chimney breast

A chimney breast is a portion of a wall which projects forward over a fireplace.[1] Chimney jambs similarly project from the wall, but they do so on either side of the fireplace and serve to support the chimney breast.[2] The interior of a chimney breast is commonly filled with brickwork or concrete.[3]


  1. ^ Jack Stroud Foster; Roger Greeno (2007). Structure and Fabric. Prentice Hall. p. 190. ISBN 0-13-197094-1. 
  2. ^ Stephen Emmitt; Christopher A. Gorse; Robin Barry (2005). Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings. Wiley-Blackwell. p. 562. ISBN 1-4051-1055-4. 
  3. ^ Hugh Chisholm (ed.). Encyclopædia Britannica (11 ed.). p. 527.