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TQ9044 :: Giles Farm Oast

Taken 11 months ago by N Chadwick near Maltman's Hill, Kent, England

Giles Farm Oast by N Chadwick
Giles Farm Oast

Listed Oast Houses
Giles Farm Oast
Single round kiln oast house. Ragstone walled kiln attached to an earlier barn. Grade II listed.
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 TQ9044
Subject Lat/Long 51.171016,0.725785 (click to view more nearby images)
Near Maltman's Hill, Kent, England
Photographer N Chadwick
Taken 20191117 201911 2019 (about 11 months ago)
Submitted 2020-10-17
Snippet Oast Houses · Listed Oast Houses · Giles Farm Oast ·
Context Village, Rural settlement · Housing, Dwellings ·

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