TQ6747 : Bell 5 Oast House, Beltring Hop Farm, Beltring, Kent

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

Bell 5 Oast House, Beltring Hop Farm, Beltring, Kent
Bell 5 Oast House, Beltring Hop Farm, Beltring, Kent
The lower area is now a cafe, one of four eating areas at the farm!

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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
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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Friday, 25 September, 2009   (more nearby)
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Friday, 25 September, 2009
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Oast House 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 673 474 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:12.1003N 0:23.6162E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 673 474
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