TQ7737 : Whitewell Oast, Goudhurst Road, Cranbrook, Kent

taken 11 years ago, near to Wilsley Green, Kent, Great Britain

Whitewell Oast, Goudhurst Road, Cranbrook, Kent
Whitewell Oast, Goudhurst Road, Cranbrook, Kent
Whitewell Oast
Three round kiln oast house. All cowls missing, and two kilns now with shallower roofs.
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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TQ7737, 21 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 7746 3783 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:6.7372N 0:32.0317E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7747 3778
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