TQ4949 : Bough Beech Oast, Winkhurst Green, Ide Hill, Kent

3 km from Ide Hill, Kent, Great Britain

Bough Beech Oast, Winkhurst Green, Ide Hill, Kent
Bough Beech Oast, Winkhurst Green, Ide Hill, Kent
Bough Beech Visitor Centre. The lower part is a gift shop and upstairs a small museum about the oast house and hop picking, and about Bough Beech.

Surprisingly the building doesn't appear to be listed.

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Bough Beech Oast
Single round kiln oast house, now used as the visitor centre for Bough Beech reservoir.
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
Bough Beech Reservoir :: TQ4948
Bough Beech Reservoir is a man made 285 acre reservoir, created in 1969. Two Tudor farmhouses at the site were dismantled, one of which was relocated at the Weald and Downland Museum LinkExternal link

The reservoir is open to fishing and stocked with carp and pike. It also has a sailing club. It is also a nature reserve managed by the Kent Wildlife Trust, attractive many types of birds the area is popular with bird spotters.
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Monday, 25 August, 2008   (more nearby)
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Monday, 25 August, 2008
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Oast House 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4946 4933 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:13.4162N 0:8.3369E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4948 4934
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