TQ8146 : Oast House at Moatenden Farm, Maidstone Road, Headcorn

taken 7 years ago, near to Hawkenbury, Kent, Great Britain

Oast House at Moatenden Farm, Maidstone Road, Headcorn
Oast House at Moatenden Farm, Maidstone Road, Headcorn
Moatenden Farm Oast :: TQ8246
Twin square kiln oast house.
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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TQ8146, 11 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 1 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 2 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 818 463 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:11.2253N 0:36.0388E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 821 459
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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