1) A spelling of chimney which captures a common colloquial pronunciation.

1546 a little chymlay, Batley

1657 one little pickture which hingeth upon the chimley peece, Selby

1685 Hy. Car for lyeing fodder beside his chimley 6d, Acomb.

places Selby Acomb Batley
dates 1546 1657 1685

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