TQ5160 : Filston Farm Oast house

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

Filston Farm Oast house
Filston Farm Oast house
A four kiln oast (one is hidden)
Filston Oast

Four round kilned oast house.

Grade II listed.

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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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 515 608 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:19.5718N 0:10.4489E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 519 601
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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