TQ5145 : Vexour Oast house

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

Vexour Oast house
Vexour Oast house
A two kiln, converted oast house.
Vexour Oast
Twin round kiln oast house.
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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TQ5145, 123 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 23 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 27 January, 2010
Category
Oast house   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 511 453 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:11.2173N 0:9.6603E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 511 453
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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