TQ7458 : Hopper Huts at The Museum of Kent Life, Cobtree, Lock Lane, Sandling, Kent

taken 8 years ago, near to Sandling, Kent, Great Britain

Hopper Huts at The Museum of Kent Life, Cobtree, Lock Lane, Sandling, Kent
Hopper Huts at The Museum of Kent Life, Cobtree, Lock Lane, Sandling, Kent
Originally at North Frith Farm, Hadlow, they have been reconstructed at the museum.

A typical corrugated iron constructed row of hoppers huts. During the Hop festival, the scene to the front demonstrating traditional hop picking, separating the individuals hop flowers from the bines.

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Hops were never grown at Sandling Farm, but a small field has been setup to demonstrate them as part of the museum.
Hopper Huts
Hopper huts were primitive buildings which hop picking families would stay in during the hop picking season in September, during the 18th century and early 20th century. Usually built of corrugated metal around a basic timber frame, more wealthy farmers built them out of brick, and may even have included a small fireplace and chimney.

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Museum of Kent Life
The Museum of Kent Life is an open air museum, based around an original farmstead, called Sandling Farm. One of the original buildings is an 19th century oast house, which is used to demonstrate hop drying during the September hop-picking season. There are also two farm houses and farmyard buildings.

A number of buildings have been saved from destruction and reconstructed at the site. These include hopper huts, thatched barn, granary, chapel, village hall, cottages, and another farmhouse.

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TQ7458, 250 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 September, 2009   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 20 September, 2009
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
Primary Subject of Photo
Hut 
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Hoppers' huts   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7486 5830 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:17.8185N 0:30.4033E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7486 5831
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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