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    Default Home from home!

    Once a familiar sight in these parts, a row of hoppers' huts where families of hop pickers (traditionally from East London) came to stay for a few weeks each autumn to earn some much-needed extra cash.
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    Many such huts were flimsy tin structures (as above) whereas others were built wholly or partly in brick (similar to the buildings below, although I'm not 100% certain that these were used for that purpose).
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    Default (Almost) hidden in plain sight

    Many oasts are naturally found in amongst other farm buildings, meaning that they can be difficult to photograph even if quite close to a road or a footpath, with sometimes just the cowl and part of the conical or pyramidal roof visible.
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    The first example above is almost in a village setting whereas the second two below are from a more typical farmstead out in the countryside.
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    As a matter of interest how many oasts still exist ? Is there a register,perhaps by county ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucking Fastard View Post
    As a matter of interest how many oasts still exist ? Is there a register,perhaps by county ?
    There's about 50 hop growers left: I don't think any still use the traditional round or square brick kilns, but I might well be wrong. Some use 'American Oasts'-big barnlike buildings with louvres in the roof,but the same principle, but most have gone over to in bin drying.
    Unconverted/converted oasts: some are Listed, but not all. There is a person (or group) that photographs oasts and other buildings.https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/368027
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wittenden View Post
    There's about 50 hop growers left: I don't think any still use the traditional round or square brick kilns, but I might well be wrong. Some use 'American Oasts'-big barnlike buildings with louvres in the roof,but the same principle, but most have gone over to in bin drying.
    Unconverted/converted oasts: some are Listed, but not all. There is a person (or group) that photographs oasts and other buildings.https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/368027
    Thanks for the info. I have seen youtube videos of how hops are picked and dried these days which was interesting.

    I suppose if most traditional old oasts are now listed,a trawl through listed building data would be a way of estimating the total number,but that's not my strong point

    But a quick search of wiki came up with 3,500 in the UK,so maybe that's just going to have to be the answer
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    Default An 'American oast'

    Quote Originally Posted by Wittenden View Post
    Some use 'American Oasts'-big barnlike buildings with louvres in the roof
    I was going to put up some pictures from another working hop garden, but the sunset over the orchards on the way back was so splendid I changed my plan... and then Wittenden goes and mentions 'American oasts'. So if that's the order of the day, here's a fine (converted) example that we've passed a couple of times on our recent Boris walks.
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    Default Sunset over the orchards

    Quote Originally Posted by rpadam View Post
    I was going to put up some pictures from another working hop garden, but the sunset over the orchards on the way back was so splendid I changed my plan... and then Wittenden goes and mentions 'American oasts'.
    Actually, as a bonus, I'll put the sunset pictures up as well!
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    Default And here are the promised hops...

    Yesterday, I promised some pictures of another working hop garden, so here they are (and the growth starting to show can be compared with the pictures in post #117).
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    Default Changing perspectives

    BF got me thinking about how many oasthouses there are within a (vaguely plausible) walking distance of home, and on an initial count I found that I had photographed over 30 on my 'Boris walks' over the last fortnight. I then spent the rest of the day, all evening and half the night studying maps ancient and modern and now have over 60 on my list!

    Anyway, that meant that my planned post about changing perspectives as you see an oast - first in the distance and then closer up - never happened yesterday, so here it is.
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    This doesn't look too promising initially, although you can see two round kilns and just about make out a square one at the far end, but as you round the corner you then find this view.
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    Unsurprisingly, a large building like this got converted into two separate units (and with the barn alongside as a third), but it still looks impressive in the landscape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpadam View Post
    BF got me thinking about how many oasthouses there are within a (vaguely plausible) walking distance of home, and on an initial count I found that I had photographed over 30 on my 'Boris walks' over the last fortnight. I then spent the rest of the day, all evening and half the night studying maps ancient and modern and now have over 60 on my list!

    Anyway, that meant that my planned post about changing perspectives as you see an oast - first in the distance and then closer up - never happened yesterday, so here it is.
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    This doesn't look too promising initially, although you can see two round kilns and just about make out a square one at the far end, but as you round the corner you then find this view.
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    Unsurprisingly, a large building like this got converted into two separate units (and with the barn alongside as a third), but it still looks impressive in the landscape.
    I have drank in the Oast House Manchester was it ever one or just a fancily built pub. cheers

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