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Oasts and Hop Kilns: A History

Patrick Grattan


The book recounts for the first time the 400-year history of oasts and hop kilns, vernacular farm buildings uses for drying hops. They are found in three regions of England: Kent and Sussex, Hampshire and Farnham, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. The evolution of the kilns, the drying methods and the machinery used is pieced together from surviving buildings, agricultural books, archives and local lore. 250 diagrams, sketches and photographs present a graphic picture of hop drying and the impact of oasts and kilns on the countryside. Hop growing expanded to meet the demands of Industrial Revo ... More

Keywords: oast, hops, kiln, drying, bagging, brewing, cowl

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781789622515
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789622515.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick Grattan, author