TR0755 : Martens Oast, Lower Ensden Farm, Lower Ensden Road, Old Wives Lees, Kent

taken 8 years ago, near to Old Wives Lees, Kent, Great Britain

Martens Oast, Lower Ensden Farm, Lower Ensden Road, Old Wives Lees, Kent
Martens Oast, Lower Ensden Farm, Lower Ensden Road, Old Wives Lees, Kent
Twin square and ridge ventilated kilned oast house. Converted in 2007.
Martens Oast
Twin square and ridge ventilated kilned oast house. Converted in 2007. The ridge ventilated kilns were converted from traditional square kilns.
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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Tuesday, 22 September, 2009   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 22 September, 2009
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OSGB36: geotagged! TR 074 557 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:15.8111N 0:58.2916E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TR 073 557
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