TQ6743 : Biggenden Oast, Watermans Lane, Brenchley, Kent

taken 12 years ago, near to Brenchley, Kent, Great Britain

Biggenden Oast, Watermans Lane, Brenchley, Kent
Biggenden Oast, Watermans Lane, Brenchley, Kent
Biggenden Oast
Three square kilned oast house. The rare kilns were possibly the only square kilns to have been built with brick roofs. They are now covered in modern interlocking tiles and so it is not clear whether the original roofs remain beneath. A large greenstage attached to the kilns to the rear of the building was removed during conversion. The upper kiln walls have also been clad in weatherboard.
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
Sunday, 23 July, 2006   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 19 March, 2008
Primary Subject of Photo
Oast House 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6766 4324 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:9.8304N 0:23.7904E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6758 4324
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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