TQ7855 : The Oast House, Walnut Tree Farm, Weavering Street, Boxley, Kent

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

The Oast House, Walnut Tree Farm, Weavering Street, Boxley, Kent
The Oast House, Walnut Tree Farm, Weavering Street, Boxley, Kent
Walnut Tree Farm Oast
Single round kiln oast house. Capped kiln roof. Ragstone wall, with brick coursing and quoined corners and window openings.
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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TQ7855, 64 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 8 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 8 February, 2008
Primary Subject of Photo
Oast House 
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Oast house   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7827 5573 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:16.3699N 0:33.2580E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7829 5572
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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