TQ7638 : Greenstage of Hazelden Farm Oast

taken 10 years ago, near to Wilsley Green, Kent, Great Britain

Greenstage of Hazelden Farm Oast
Greenstage of Hazelden Farm Oast
The greenstage was a raised storage area for fresh hops awaiting to be dried in the oast house kiln. The wooden slatted floor allowed air to flow through and prevent the hops wilting.

Greenstages were often later structures added to an existing oast house, an increase in hop production meaning a need for further temporary storage areas.

To the right can be seen a link to the adjacent building which was the hop processing building.
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
Hazelden Farm Oast
A twin round and single square kilned oast house. Converted to a dwelling in 2012.
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TQ7638, 32 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 18 October, 2007   (more nearby)
Saturday, 19 September, 2009
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Oast House 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 767 384 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:7.0732N 0:31.4670E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 767 384
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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