TQ6934 : Cowl of Shearnfold Oast

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

Cowl of Shearnfold Oast
Cowl of Shearnfold Oast
Cowls were traditionally made of wood, however many have now been replaced with fibreglass copies. It is not easy to tell from a distance, though this looks like it maybe fibreglass.

The vane icon depicts a iron monger or farrier.

Whole building TQ6934 : Shearnfold Oast, Church Road, Kilndown, Kent
Shearnfold Oast
Single round kiln oast house.
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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TQ6934, 35 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 1 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 1 October, 2009
Primary Subject of Photo
Oast House 
Category
Oast house   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 697 348 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:5.2488N 0:25.3699E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 697 348
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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