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TQ9144 :: The Oast House, Smarden Road, Pluckley, Kent

Taken 10 years ago by Oast House Archive near Pluckley Thorne, Kent, England

The Oast House, Smarden Road, Pluckley, Kent by Oast House Archive
The Oast House, Smarden Road, Pluckley, Kent

The Oast House, Smarden Road
Single round kiln oast house. A Dering Black Horse motif is depicted on the cowl vane.
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 51.168516,0.740372 (click to view more nearby images)
Near Pluckley Thorne, Kent, England
Photographer Oast House Archive
Taken 20110128 201101 2011 (about 10 years ago)
Submitted 2011-01-28
Snippet Oast Houses · The Oast House, Smarden Road ·
Subject oast house ·
Tag Oast house ·
Group Smarden Road · Kent · Oast House · House ·

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