TQ8055 : The Oasts, The Green, Bearsted, Kent

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

The Oasts, The Green, Bearsted, Kent
The Oasts, The Green, Bearsted, Kent

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The Oasts, The Green
Four, two round kilned oast houses, finished drying in the 1950's, and converted to dwellings in the 1970's. Now five dwellings.

The unusual complex is laid out two kilns to a stowage, and in a 'U'-shape. Two pairs are joined at the kiln, so technically could be looked at as two sets of four kiln oast houses. However they appear to have been independent of each other.

Each pair is listed.

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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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Date Taken
Friday, 8 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Friday, 8 February, 2008
Primary Subject of Photo
Oast House 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8014 5580 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:16.3724N 0:34.8669E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8016 5577
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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