TR0755 : North Court Oast

taken 6 years ago, near to Old Wives Lees, Kent, Great Britain

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North Court Oast
North Court Oast
North Court Oast
Twin square kiln oast house. Converted to dwellings. A further two square kilns at the West end of the stowage were demolished in the 1950s.

In 2004 a raffle was opened to win a house, one of the dwellings which makes up part of the oast house. Valued at 270,000 at the time, tickets were sold at 5 each. Only 80,000 was raised and the oast went back on the market. The raffle was drawn and the winner got the raised money, minus 10% for legal fees etc.
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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
Wednesday, 10 April, 2013   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 18 June, 2013
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 0784 5503 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:15.3923N 0:58.6344E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 0783 5501
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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