TQ8125 : Great Dixter Oast

taken 7 years ago, near to Northiam, East Sussex, Great Britain

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Great Dixter Oast
Great Dixter Oast

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Great Dixter Oast
Rare triple internal kilned oast house. One of only a few few Grade II* listed LinkExternal link listed oast houses.
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
Great Dixter house & gardens
Open to the public through the spring and summer, Great Dixter is a magnificent house, gardens and outbuildings situated off High Park in Northiam.

The grade I listed gardens LinkExternal link were created from 1911, with a main framework Sir Edwin Lutyens.

The house, is a 15th century grade I listed LinkExternal link hall house. The house was re-modelled and enlarged by Lutchens in 1910 with another 16th century hall house moved here from nearby Benenden to create one larger house and become a romantic recreation of a medieval manor house, complete with great hall, parlour, solar and yeoman's hall.

Great Dixter Oast is an early 18th century, grade II* listed LinkExternal link oast house converted from an earlier barn.

Situated at the front of the site, the barn, is grade II listed LinkExternal link 18th century weatherboarded barn hipped barn. Originally of thatch it now has a wooden shingle roof.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 30 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Sunday, 1 May, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 819 251 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:59.8188N 0:35.4855E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 819 251
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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