TQ4544 : Oast House at Oast Farm, Lydens Lane, Hever

taken 7 months ago, near to Hever, Kent, Great Britain

Oast House at Oast Farm, Lydens Lane, Hever
Oast House at Oast Farm, Lydens Lane, Hever
The Oast House, Lydens Lane
A two round kiln oast house, once part of Oast Farm.

The build was left as a shell up to about 2015 and was due to be demolished completely as part of planning permission for another building, however the building was rebuilt in 2016 and converted to a house.
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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Date Taken
Sunday, 6 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 6 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 458 446 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:10.9605N 0:5.0809E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 457 447
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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