TQ6747 : Brookers Oast, Beltring, Kent

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

Brookers Oast, Beltring, Kent
Brookers Oast, Beltring, Kent
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
Brookers Oast
The triple round kilned oast house has been used as a public house since the 1990's. The kilns have been left well intact externally with no windows added, internally they are used as stores and the customer toilets!

The building once had two additional larger 20 foot kilns which were reputed to be the tallest in the country. However they became structurally unstable and were demolished.
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TQ6747, 114 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 25 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 25 September, 2009
Primary Subject of Photo
Oast House 
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Oast house   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 674 473 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:12.0502N 0:23.6909E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 673 473
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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