TQ6637 : Owl House Oast, Mount Pleasant, Lamberhurst

taken 3 months ago, near to Lamberhurst, Kent, Great Britain

Owl House Oast, Mount Pleasant, Lamberhurst
Owl House Oast, Mount Pleasant, Lamberhurst
Owl House Oast

Originally a single round kiln oast house sitting in the grounds of Owl House. The stowage part of the building was removed prior to 1940, and the building was converted to a pool house in 1960, with a modern flat roof building attached to the kiln.
The building was then reconfigured and extension in 2021 to convert to a dwelling. Planning ref 17/01370/FULL

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
Monday, 26 April, 2021   (more nearby)
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Monday, 26 April, 2021
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 663 373 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:6.6511N 0:22.5114E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 664 374
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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