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Former Oasthouse About 20 Metres North of Belks

A Grade II Listed Building in Otham, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2505 / 51°15'1"N

Longitude: 0.5739 / 0°34'25"E

OS Eastings: 579722

OS Northings: 153293

OS Grid: TQ797532

Mapcode National: GBR PRH.FX8

Mapcode Global: VHJMF.WTRR

Plus Code: 9F327H2F+5H

Entry Name: Former Oasthouse About 20 Metres North of Belks

Listing Date: 26 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263013

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433425

Location: Otham, Maidstone, Kent, ME15

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Otham

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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(West Side)
Former Oasthouse
about 20 metres
north of Belks
Maltings, formerly oast house, now store. Early C18 with C19 alterations.
Front C19 red and grey brick in Flemish bond on roughly-coursed ragstone
base. Rear stone to ground floor, weatherboarded above. Plain tile roof.
Kiln red and grey brick in English bond with corrugated iron roof. L-plan,
with main range of 8 short timber-framed bays to first floor, and
integral wing, formerly of similar length, now truncated, running forwards
from right end. Converted to oast house in late C19, with unusually large
circular kiln, now truncated above eaves, towards centre of front wall.
2 storeys. Boarded hatch to front of first floor, and 2 (formerly 3) to
rear. Hipped roof, left hip returning to front along wing. Gable to
truncation. Cogged brick eaves cornice to kiln. Garage doors to left
gable end of main range, with first-floor door above. Walls of wing
continue towards road as garden walls, with vestiges of brick kilns.
Interior: sliding shutters to rear hatches. Cross beams and staggered
axial beams to ground floor. Roof of slightly staggered butt purlins, with
high collars, and raked queen struts to rafters.

Listing NGR: TQ7971353246

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