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Boughton Hill, and the Oast-Houseswhere Kentish Hops are dried

Boughton Hill, and the Oast-Houseswhere Kentish Hops are dried

At Boughton Hill (bottom), four and a half miles out of Faversham, one is in a hilly and picturesque land of orchards and hop fields. There is no more striking feature of the Kentish landscape than its oast-houses (top), which are to be found in every district where hops are grown. They are used for the purpose of drying this product for the market. The hops are placed on a hair cloth spread over an openwork floor just where the conical roof begins, and are dried by the warm air from a fire beneath

Other pictures from Historic Scenes along the Dover Road


Green street and Faversham: the Ruined Temple og Jezreelites at Gillingham, and do to Sittingbourne

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