TQ6467 : Derelict Oast House on Melliker Lane, Meopham, Kent

near to Meopham Station, Kent, Great Britain

Derelict Oast House on Melliker Lane, Meopham, Kent
Derelict Oast House on Melliker Lane, Meopham, Kent
Remains of two kiln oast house.
Oast House on Melliker Lane
Remains of a twin round kiln oast house. Flint walls.
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
Saturday, 26 April, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 27 April, 2008
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Oast House 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6418 6727 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:22.8443N 0:21.4686E
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6416 6733
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