TQ5644 : Great Hayesden Farm Oast house

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

Great Hayesden Farm Oast house
Great Hayesden Farm Oast house
A three kiln oast, which as been converted to a residential dwelling. Some maintenance still being carried out.
Great Hayesden Oast
Triple round kiln oast house, converted to dwelling in 2010.
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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TQ5644, 64 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 2 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 8 October, 2009
Category
Oast house   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 563 448 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:10.8958N 0:14.1355E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 563 447
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