TQ5337 : Oast house, Florence Farm, Groombridge

taken 8 years ago, near to Groombridge, East Sussex, Great Britain

Oast house, Florence Farm, Groombridge
Oast house, Florence Farm, Groombridge
A strange oast with a reconstructed roof of concrete
Florence Farm Oast
Single round kiln oast house. Brick built and cemented kiln roof.
Groombridge
Groombridge is a village, which straddles the border between Kent and East Sussex.
The main part of the village ("New Groombridge") lies in East Sussex. Across the county boundary lies the much smaller and older part of the village ("Old Groombridge").
New Groombridge has a primary school, a general store, a bakery, a post office, a hairdresser, a car dealership and the Junction Inn public house. Old Groombridge has the church of St John. It also has the Crown Inn public house, but no shops.
Groombridge Place a moated house also lies within the village.
The Spa Valley Railway has a station in the village.
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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TQ5337, 350 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 27 August, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 17 September, 2009
Category
Oast house   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 530 374 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:6.9336N 0:11.0721E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 530 374
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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