TQ8633 : Oast House at New Barn Farm, Tenterden Road, Rolvenden, Kent

taken 11 years ago, 3 km from Tenterden, Kent, Great Britain

Oast House at New Barn Farm, Tenterden Road, Rolvenden, Kent
Oast House at New Barn Farm, Tenterden Road, Rolvenden, Kent
One of three unconverted Oast Houses on this footpath.

This oast house has two different kiln types. To the left a cowl ventilated oast kiln; the cowl allowing the air to manually draw through the hops via convection. To the right a ridge ventilated kiln; fan driven, pushing the air through the drying floor and out of the top through controlled louvre vents.

A similar ridge ventilated kiln can be found the other side of Tenterden TQ8837 : Oast House at Little Hookstead Farm, High Halden, Kent
New Barn Farm Oast
Square kiln and square ridge ventilated oast 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, 4 November, 2007   (more nearby)
Sunday, 4 November, 2007
Primary Subject of Photo
Oast House 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8607 3344 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:4.2075N 0:39.2681E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8604 3341
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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