TQ7937 : Church House Oast, The Street, Sissinghurst, Kent

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

Church House Oast, The Street, Sissinghurst, Kent
Church House Oast, The Street, Sissinghurst, Kent
One of the oldest oast houses in existence.
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
Church House Oast
Single internal oast house, with additional roundel added. One of the oldest oast houses in existence.
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TQ7937, 92 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 August, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 2 July, 2007
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Housing, Dwellings 
Primary Subject of Photo
Oast House 
Category
Oast house   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7951 3744 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:6.4887N 0:33.7754E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7950 3748
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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