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TQ6536 :: Hoathly Farm Oast

Taken 5 months ago by N Chadwick near Hook Green/TQ6535, Kent, England

Hoathly Farm Oast by N Chadwick
Hoathly Farm Oast

Hoathly Farm Oast
Four round kiln oast house. Three similar sized kilns and one larger and taller.
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 TQ6536
Subject Lat/Long 51.104749,0.365735 (click to view more nearby images)
Near Hook Green/TQ6535, Kent, England
Photographer N Chadwick
Taken 20210313 202103 2021 (about 5 months ago)
Submitted 2021-06-18
Snippet Oast Houses · Hoathly Farm Oast ·
Context Village, Rural settlement ·

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