TQ7047 : Hop poles in front of Crow Plain oast

taken 12 years ago, near to Collier Street, Kent, Great Britain

Hop poles in front of Crow Plain oast
Hop poles in front of Crow Plain oast
Not many of these hop fields left in this part of the world.

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Crow Plain Oast :: TQ7147
Triple round kiln oast house. Built c1850 with later kiln to North side c1880. Converted mid 2000's.

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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
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TQ7047, 39 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 17 February, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 17 February, 2006
Category
Fields > Fields   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 708 470 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:11.8269N 0:26.6595E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 706 467
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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