TQ6243 : Oast house, Half Moon Lane

taken 8 years ago, near to Crockhurst Street, Kent, Great Britain

Oast house, Half Moon Lane
Oast house, Half Moon Lane
This is an odd Oast house, in that it has a square shape rather than usual circular outline.
The Oast, Half Moon Lane
Single square kilned oast house.
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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TQ6243, 75 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 27 August, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 14 September, 2009
Category
Oast house   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 621 434 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:10.0550N 0:19.0728E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 621 435
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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