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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    I have drank in the Oast House Manchester was it ever one or just a fancily built pub. cheers
    Never been there, and it's widely held to be a complete fake... and looking at the old maps it appears to have been an area or terraced buildings backing onto Howarth's Court in the mid-19th century and then cleared to create the Wood Street garage about a hundred year later before that was demolished as part of the work to form Crown Square in front of the new court buildings.

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    Default A hop picking machine shed

    Of course, hops are no use until they are plucked from the harvested bines - initially done by hand out in the hop garden but later by machine inside anonymous sheds such this.
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    The cut bines would arrive by trailer to be hooked onto a conveyor loop inside the shed before being picked mechanically (an efficient system that is still used today, although - unlike this one - they are usually located adjacent to the oast).

    NB - The chute on the side of the building in the second picture is the give away here, with the waste bines and twine from the hop-picking machine expelled outside to form temporary stockpiles in the yard.

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    Default Another rural landmark given a new lease of life...

    You don't throw away an old farm building these days; this oast remained unconverted until work started last year - possibly now occupied.
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    Default By way of a contrast:work in progress.

    This is a modern picking, drying and storage facility near Tenterden in Kent.I've driven past-I think it is complete now, and should be operational this harvest.It is enormous!
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    "At that moment I would have given a kingdom, not for champagne or hock and soda, or hot coffee but for a glass of beer" Marquess Curzon of Kedlestone, Viceroy of India.

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    Default By way of a contrast: at the other end of the spectrum

    Here are two really small oasts: the first a single round kiln hidden away behind a low (converted) barn; and the second with no separate kiln at all, instead built inside a compact (converted) barn and particularly difficult to photograph due to high hedges on all sides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpadam View Post
    Here are two really small oasts: the first a single round kiln hidden away behind a low (converted) barn; and the second with no separate kiln at all, instead built inside a compact (converted) barn and particularly difficult to photograph due to high hedges on all sides.
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    There's a really small one-just a weather board shed with pitched roof and a cowl on top, by the cross roads where the Sissinghurst/Benenden road joins the Tenterden/Cranbrook lane.. I'll try to photo it when things get back to normal. Perhaps I'll also work out how to get an image off the phone onto PUG.
    "At that moment I would have given a kingdom, not for champagne or hock and soda, or hot coffee but for a glass of beer" Marquess Curzon of Kedlestone, Viceroy of India.

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    Default Mixed blessings...

    The public rights of way network is one of this country's real treasures, but the definitive maps are riddled with anomalies such as footpaths suddenly stopping at a parish boundary, etc. because of inconsistent recording dating back to the 1930s and 1950s. Many of these apparently dead-end paths are thus next to useless, but there is one example that I can think of that is worth exploring.
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    Yes, it's annoying that it doesn't continue to form a link to the lane beyond, but the expansive hop garden vistas can certainly lift one's spirits.

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    Default Changing perspectives

    Oasts are odd things, with an appearance that can change substantially as you view the geometrical elements from different perspectives. For example, this one initially appears to be a single-kiln example connected to the farmhouse on the right.
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    Moving along the lane a bit, it then becomes apparent that the two buildings are separated by a small gap and the second cowl becomes more visible.
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    From the other side, the farmhouse has disappeared and you get a more symmetrical façade (at least, until you notice that one kiln is round and the other square).
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    And finally, when you later look on an old map, it is clear that there was originally a second round kiln at one stage (which would have been in the centre of the view, directly behind the tree).

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    Default A bit of a gem

    This is one of my favourite oasts, not only pleasantly symmetrical, carefully converted and easy to photograph...
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    … but also situated on a rather idyllic little green just far enough away from traffic on the nearby main road.

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    Default Another fine oast conversion...

    Somewhat buried away within a large historic farmstead, and nowadays surrounded by orchards rather than hop gardens, but you can get several partial views of this picturesque oasthouse from the nearby footpath.
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