TQ7741 : The Oast House, Pristling Lane, Staplehurst, Kent

taken 7 years ago, near to Marden Thorn, Kent, Great Britain

The Oast House, Pristling Lane, Staplehurst, Kent
The Oast House, Pristling Lane, Staplehurst, Kent
The Oast House, Pristling Lane
Twin round kilned 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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TQ7741, 22 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 8 July, 2010   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 8 July, 2010
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Oast House 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 770 416 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:8.8142N 0:31.8108E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 771 416
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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