TQ8133 : The Oast House & The American Oast, Walkhurst Farm, New Pond Road, Benenden, Kent

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

The Oast House & The American Oast, Walkhurst Farm, New Pond Road, Benenden, Kent
The Oast House & The American Oast, Walkhurst Farm, New Pond Road, Benenden, Kent
During conversion. The roundel roofs have been reinstated after being 'capped off' with flat roofs for many years.
Walkhurst Farm Oast
Twin round oast with attached ridge ventilated American style oast house. Converted 2008. The ridge ventilated kiln replaced an earlier square kiln.
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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TQ8133, 15 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 12 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 13 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 8126 3387 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:4.5316N 0:35.1663E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8118 3386
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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