TQ7041 : Westenhanger Oast, Maidstone Road, Horsmonden

taken 1 month ago, near to Horsmonden, Kent, Great Britain

Westenhanger Oast, Maidstone Road, Horsmonden
Westenhanger Oast, Maidstone Road, Horsmonden

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Stiles Yard Oasthouse
Single square kiln oast house. Converted around 2007.

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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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TQ7041, 31 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 23 April, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 25 April, 2017
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 706 415 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:8.8887N 0:26.2725E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 706 416
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