TQ7134 : Oast House at Priors Heath Farm, Priors Heath, Goudhurst, Kent

taken 11 years ago, near to Kilndown, Kent, Great Britain

Oast House at Priors Heath Farm, Priors Heath, Goudhurst, Kent
Oast House at Priors Heath Farm, Priors Heath, Goudhurst, Kent

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Priors Heath Farm
Early C19 twin round kiln oast house.

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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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TQ7134, 38 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 18 August, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 10 February, 2007
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Oast House 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7134 3484 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:5.2371N 0:26.7059E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7136 3480
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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