TQ6936 : Oast House at Little Scotney Farm, Lamberhurst, Kent

taken 10 years ago, near to Kilndown, Kent, Great Britain

Oast House at Little Scotney Farm, Lamberhurst, Kent
Oast House at Little Scotney Farm, Lamberhurst, Kent
Still a working Oast House for National Trust, producing hops to make "Scotney Ale".

Retaining its greenstage to the right.

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Little Scotney Farm Oast
One of the last traditional working Oast Houses. Owned by the National Trust, drying hops to make "Scotney Ale". Retaining its greenstage to the North-West side.

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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 LinkExternal link
National Trust
A National Trust is an organization dedicated to preserving the cultural or environmental treasures of a particular geographic region. They generally operate as private non-profit organizations, although some receive considerable support from their national government. The first such organization was the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, which is the National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, formed in 1895 and operating as a charitable organisation.

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TQ6936, 19 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 3 December, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 25 February, 2009
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Oast House 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6954 3620 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:6.0023N 0:25.2036E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6959 3628
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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