chimney smoke in room above where the fire is


I reinstalled a victorian fireplace in our victorian house having had the chimney swept. The fire was fine but after a day or two I went into the bedroom above the living room and it was clearly both a bit smoky and smelt of smoke to a point where it was plain that we could not use the fire as our grandson sometimes sleepsin that room. The fire in the bedroom has been sealed off with a board and the chimney has no chimney pot. It appears that there are two possibilites; 1) that there is a breach between the 2 chimneys - unlikely as there is no indication of cracking, subsidence or the like, 2) that there is a downdraught at chimney pot height sendiung smoke and fumes back down the second chimney.
Anyone got any ideas?
we are between Cambridge and Newmarket and our email address is snipped-for-privacy@btopenworld.com
a few beers await the one with the right answer!
best wishes to all DIYers out there in B'n'Q land!
Bob Lucas and Doreen Brice
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We had our chimney swept by a sweep who was recommended and after when we lit a fire, the bedroom above was filled with thick black smoke. I then decided to purchase some rods, brush and claw and have a go at it myself. Would you believe that I got 3 full and I mean full, black bags, of twigs etc out of the chimney. The was a blockage between the 1st and 2nd floors even though the sweep had had his brush through the middle of it. I decided enough was enough and had a liner put down the chimney fully intending to get a gas fire, but we decided to move soon after.
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