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TQ9144 :: Lower Thorne Oast, Smarden Road, Pluckley, Kent

Taken 11 years ago by Oast House Archive near Pluckley Thorne, Kent, England

Lower Thorne Oast, Smarden Road, Pluckley, Kent by Oast House Archive
Lower Thorne Oast, Smarden Road, Pluckley, Kent

Lower Thorne Oast
Single round kiln oast house.
Oast Houses
An Oast House is a building used to dry fresh hops before they are sent to the brewers, to be used for flavouring beer. A traditional Oast House consists of the 'oast' and the 'stowage'. The oast was a kiln, with a plenum chamber fired by charcoal at ground floor and the drying floor directly above. The steep pitched roof channelled the hot air through the hops to the top. The stowage, was the barn section, it had a cooling floor and press at first floor and storage area at ground floor. Read more Link
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Subject Grid Square TQ9144
Subject Lat/Long 51.164343,0.734260 (click to view more nearby images)
Near Pluckley Thorne, Kent, England
Photographer Oast House Archive
Taken 20100304 201003 2010 (about 11 years ago)
Submitted 2010-03-04
Snippet Oast Houses · Lower Thorne Oast ·
Subject oast house ·
Tag Oast house ·
Group Pluckley Thorne · Lower Thorne Oast · Smarden Road · Kent ·

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