TQ6939 : Highlands Oast, Marle Place Road, Horsmonden, Kent

taken 9 years ago, near to Horsmonden, Kent, Great Britain

Highlands Oast, Marle Place Road, Horsmonden, Kent
Highlands Oast, Marle Place Road, Horsmonden, Kent
The oast has been converted to two dwellings but the nearest Westerly half is currently vacant.
Highlands Farm Oast
Twin square kiln oast house. Converted to two dwellings c1975.
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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TQ6939, 45 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 3 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 3 March, 2008
Primary Subject of Photo
Oast House 
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Oast house   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6907 3953 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:7.8056N 0:24.8948E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6903 3950
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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