TQ8143 : Chickenden Oast, Chickenden Lane, Staplehurst, Kent

taken 10 years ago, near to Hawkenbury, Kent, Great Britain

Chickenden Oast, Chickenden Lane, Staplehurst, Kent
Chickenden Oast, Chickenden Lane, Staplehurst, Kent
Chickenden Oast
Two round kiln oast house. Probably originally a single round kiln and stowage with an additional roundel added to the side. The kilns have now been blended into one during conversion. The end of the stowage was probably was for a different use, the vertical boarding suggests hay barn door positions.
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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TQ8143, 24 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 4 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 4 February, 2008
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Housing, Dwellings 
Primary Subject of Photo
Oast House 
Category
Oast house   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8118 4360 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:9.7773N 0:35.3909E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8085 4363
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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