TQ9144 : The Oast House, Smarden Road, Pluckley, Kent

taken 13 years ago, near to Pluckley Thorne, Kent, Great Britain

The Oast House, Smarden Road, Pluckley, Kent
The Oast House, Smarden Road, Pluckley, Kent

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The Oast House, Smarden Road

Single round kiln oast house. A Dering Black Horse motif is depicted on the cowl vane.

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

Dering Black Horse :: TQ9245

The black horse was the family emblem of the Dering family who owned much of Pluckley and surrounding areas.

A black horse can be found on the oast house cowls and a pub called 'The Black Horse'.

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Date Taken
Thursday, 4 October, 2007   (more nearby)
Thursday, 4 October, 2007
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Oast House 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 9172 4459 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:10.1049N 0:44.4563E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 9166 4459
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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