TQ7036 : Oast Houses at Finchcocks Farm, Goudhurst, Kent

taken 13 years ago, near to Kilndown, Kent, Great Britain

Oast Houses at Finchcocks Farm, Goudhurst, Kent
Oast Houses at Finchcocks Farm, Goudhurst, Kent
Six square kiln oast house. Louvres added to the three middle kiln roofs.

The building is still a working oast house, but is due to be converted to a large upside down dwelling, with bedrooms on ground floor and living areas upstairs.
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

Finchcocks Farm Oast

Six square kiln oast house. The oast house was drying hops until 2009, and converted to a nine bedroom house in 2012 and offered as holiday accommodation.

The oast house was capable of drying up to 2 tons of hops per day.

The building featured on the Channel 4 program "Restoration Man" on 27th December 2012.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 15 August, 2007   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 15 August, 2007
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Housing, Dwellings 
Primary Subject of Photo
Oast House 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7006 3658 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:6.1979N 0:25.6595E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7009 3662
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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