Oast houses, with their white cowls (the wooden cone at the top) are often associated with the Kent countryside but can be still be seen throughout many parts of neighbouring East Sussex too.
The oast houses were used to dry hops in the process of beer making throughout the 18th, 19th and first half of the 20th century but with the development of other techniques in the industry, they were no longer required and have been converted into very expensive and much sought after homes.
More information about these rural buildings can be found at Icons of England
Fondest memory: It is quite unusual to find "triplet" oasts like these near Bewl Reservoir in East Sussex as they are usually seen as pairs or single standing structures.
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It is antiquated and of course, cobbled.
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