TQ8028 : Oast House at Hoads Farm, Crouch Lane, Sandhurst, Kent

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

Oast House at Hoads Farm, Crouch Lane, Sandhurst, Kent
Oast House at Hoads Farm, Crouch Lane, Sandhurst, Kent
Modern ridge ventilated kiln 'oast house', still in used for hop drying.
Hoad's Farm Oasts :: TQ8128

A group of traditional brick and modern portal framed, corrugated barns surrounding a brick building, form a modern style hop processing 'oast house'.

The original oast house was a two round kiln building. The kilns were demolished and replaced with a modern ridge ventilated building around the 1960s. A larger further ridge ventilated barn was added later.

The ridge ventilated barn caught fire on 29th September 2015 just at the end of the hop picking season.

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
Saturday, 11 October, 2008   (more nearby)
Saturday, 11 October, 2008
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Housing, Dwellings 
Primary Subject of Photo
Oast House 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8096 2854 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:1.6645N 0:34.7498E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8093 2854
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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