TQ6750 : Converted Cowl at Cronks Farm

taken 8 years ago, near to Nettlestead Green, Kent, Great Britain

Converted Cowl at Cronks Farm
Converted Cowl at Cronks Farm
Many disused cowls can be found in gardens around the areas from which oast houses originate, often in the garden of the oast house itself, as this one is.

Much like the oast houses they once adorned, some cowls are converted to living accommodation, in the form of dove cotes.
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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TQ6750, 23 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 April, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 13 October, 2009
Primary Subject of Photo
Oast House 
Category
Oast house   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6799 5027 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:13.6140N 0:24.2705E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6796 5029
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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