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    Quote Originally Posted by Wittenden View Post
    Feature on p 7 of today's Sunday Crimes on Ali Capper and her band of hop trainers on their Worcestershire farm.
    Many thanks for spotting this - I can't get beyond the photograph and the first three paragraphs because of the paywall, but it's good to see the bines (literally) in hand at Stocks Farm! Coronavirus: new pickers join the land army, but farmers’ ranks still have many gaps

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    Default Finding an industrial oast

    This one is difficult to photograph (being somewhat hidden away within an agglomeration of farm buildings and former tied cottages), but it is another - if short-lived 1960s - example of an industrial oast:
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    However, once you've spotted the roof vent, and then look back from further up the road you start to get a better view, and then then taking a diversion up a footpath you get the clearest (if partial and distant) view.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpadam View Post
    Nearly all the oasts pictured so far have been converted to residential use (with a couple of honourable exceptions), but there are other options too...
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    The one above is now rather incongruously located within a small rural industrial estate (albeit based in a former farmyard), but it has been carefully converted for business use.
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    This one was also converted for use as offices, although a financially-driven change of use to residential may now be approved through the planning system.
    Has anyone opened a micro pub or possibly a micro brewers tasting room in a former oast ?
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    What do you make of this building?
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    It certainly looks like an oast (minus its five cowls) from a distance, but as you get closer you realise that it is a new 'inspired by' architect-designed cruciform mansion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucking Fastard View Post
    Has anyone opened a micro pub or possibly a micro brewers tasting room in a former oast ?
    Not that I can recall, but just thinking about the question has triggered my post-traumatic stress disorder caused by this little horror...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpadam View Post
    Not that I can recall, but just thinking about the question has triggered my post-traumatic stress disorder caused by this little horror...
    There must have been a subliminal recollection of this place as I have used London Bridge a lot over the years,as you say best forgotten.
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    Default Another odd one

    What do you make of this place?
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    Perhaps a pair of very plain semi-detached farm cottages? But what about that odd extension at the front?
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    Yes it is a former oast, this time of the 1950s variety, with the first-floor stage for unloading green hops in pokes and loading dried hops in pockets, although its original purpose is far from obvious since it has lost what once have been a roof vent when it was converted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpadam View Post
    What do you make of this place?
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    Perhaps a pair of very plain semi-detached farm cottages? But what about that odd extension at the front?
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    Yes it is a former oast, this time of the 1950s variety, with the first-floor stage for unloading green hops in pokes and loading dried hops in pockets, although its original purpose is far from obvious since it has lost what once have been a roof vent when it was converted.
    Workshops? Anyway, if it is were I think it is, near the Onion pub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wittenden View Post
    Workshops? Anyway, if it is were I think it is, near the Onion pub.
    Not exactly near the Onion pub, although it could be walked at a push (if keen and fit, with a good knowledge of the back roads and footpaths).

    However, I have an inkling of the one you may be thinking of, with this now being so non-descript that we must have cycled past it a few weeks ago without thinking of stopping because there might be something to photograph!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpadam View Post
    Not exactly near the Onion pub, although it could be walked at a push (if keen and fit, with a good knowledge of the back roads and footpaths).

    However, I have an inkling of the one you may be thinking of, with this now being so non-descript that we must have cycled past it a few weeks ago without thinking of stopping because there might be something to photograph!
    No,it's not the one I was thinking about;that's even more workshop-like. same vintage, though.
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