TR0558 : Oast House Ventilator

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

Oast House Ventilator
Oast House Ventilator
The last cowl topped oast house was built in 1928. By that time 20th Century Oasts had began using electricity for fan assisted draughting of the hops which was easier to control than the traditional vacuum method of the cowls. These modern ventilators at the top of the kiln roof replaced the cowls.

See whole building TR0558 : Working Oast House on South Street, Boughton-under-Blean, Kent
Oast House on South Street
Four square kilned and two internal kilned oast house. The cowls were replaced with louvred ventilators around the 1950s.
Still a working oast in 2015.
Oast House Cowls & Ventilators, close up
The cowl was fitted to the top of the kiln roof of an oast house. It pivoted with the wind to allow the hot air from the fired kiln below to be drawn through the hops and out through the top. Read more about cowls LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 22 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Friday, 25 September, 2009
Primary Subject of Photo
Oast House 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 0503 5821 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:17.1666N 0:56.3309E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 0503 5813
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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