TQ6747 : Hop Press at Beltring Hop Farm

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

Hop Press at Beltring Hop Farm
Hop Press at Beltring Hop Farm
The press was situated on the first floor and the hops were pressed into the hop pocket suspended to the floor below TQ6747 : Hop Pocket at Beltring Hop Farm
The Beltring Hop Farm
The Beltring Hop Farm in Kent has the largest surviving complex of oast houses. The main site has five Grade II* listed five kiln oast houses called 'Bell 1' to 'Bell 5'. …read more LinkExternal link
Hop Presses & Hop Pockets
Found at the first floor of an oast house. Hops were shovelled into a large sack, called a 'pocket', suspended to the ground floor. The press packed them in tightly.
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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TQ6747, 114 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 
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Field 
Category
Hops, hop poles, hop fields   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 674 474 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:12.1201N 0:23.7031E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 674 474
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