TQ7729 : Little Conghurst Oast, Conghurst Lane, Hawkhurst, Kent

taken 11 years ago, near to Four Throws, Kent, Great Britain

Little Conghurst Oast, Conghurst Lane, Hawkhurst, Kent
Little Conghurst Oast, Conghurst Lane, Hawkhurst, Kent

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Little Conghurst Oast
Twin round kiln oast house. Brick built kiln roofs.

As with many oast houses and farm buildings, this oast is sat right adjacent the road so the hops could be easily brought right up to the building. Of course when it was originally built the lane would have been a track used by horse and cart, pedestrians and cyclists.
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, 30 July, 2006   (more nearby)
Sunday, 4 February, 2007
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Housing, Dwellings 
Primary Subject of Photo
Oast House 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7725 2924 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:2.1111N 0:31.5994E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7727 2928
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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