Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sissinghurst, Kent

Sissinghurst has its famous gardens, slightly eccentric buildings, a pleasant restaurant  and an oest house. 
An oest house? Their distinctive cowls are dotted all around Kent but what is their purpose? The short answer is beer. Locally grown hops is dried on a slatted floor between the wood-fired furnace below and the venting cowl above.

From the Sissinghurst Tower