TQ7837 : Oast House at Mill Farm, Mill Lane, Sissinghurst, Kent

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

Oast House at Mill Farm, Mill Lane, Sissinghurst, Kent
Oast House at Mill Farm, Mill Lane, Sissinghurst, Kent
Mill Farm Oast
Single round kiln oast house. There was once a windmill adjacent to the property, hence the name. There was once twenty mills in the Cranbrook area.
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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TQ7837, 59 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 August, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 2 July, 2007
Primary Subject of Photo
Oast House 
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Oast house   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7885 3758 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:6.5765N 0:33.2144E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7883 3751
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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