TQ4551 : Dairy Oast, Chartwell Farm, Mapleton Road, Westerham, Kent

taken 7 years ago, near to Toy's Hill, Kent, Great Britain

Dairy Oast, Chartwell Farm, Mapleton Road, Westerham, Kent
Dairy Oast, Chartwell Farm, Mapleton Road, Westerham, Kent
Dairy Oast
Two round kiln, ragstone built oast house. Converted in 2007.

One of two adjacent oast houses, along with Oast Tops, once part of Chartwell Farm.
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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Date Taken
Sunday, 4 July, 2010   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 4 July, 2010
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Oast House 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 456 513 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:14.5860N 0:5.1072E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 455 513
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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