TQ5259 : Oast house by the Darent Valley Path, Otford (2)

taken 11 years ago, near to Otford, Kent, Great Britain

Oast house by the Darent Valley Path, Otford (2)
Oast house by the Darent Valley Path, Otford (2)
Little Oast

Twin roundel oast house. A roundel to the North-West has a flat roof, it is not clear if it was an original part of the oast.

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 Link

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TQ5259, 165 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 17 February, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 25 February, 2010
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Oast house   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 523 593 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:18.7939N 0:11.0751E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 523 594
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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