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Herring Hang to South of Brook House

A Grade II Listed Building in Lydd, Kent

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Latitude: 50.9478 / 50°56'52"N

Longitude: 0.9064 / 0°54'23"E

OS Eastings: 604252

OS Northings: 120511

OS Grid: TR042205

Mapcode National: GBR T0L.FZ7

Mapcode Global: FRA D6SL.WF1

Plus Code: 9F22WWX4+4H

Entry Name: Herring Hang to South of Brook House

Listing Date: 25 January 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1344124

English Heritage Legacy ID: 175254

Location: Lydd, Folkestone and Hythe, Kent, TN29

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Lydd

Built-Up Area: Lydd

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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The following buildings shall be added to the list:-
TR 0420 NW
1/10000 Herring hang to south
of Brook House
Herring hang, c1881. Brick building in Sussex bond, tarred to rear.
Gable ended with tiled roof having 2 rows of triangular ventilation
slits. Gable ends have cambered openings with wooden doors. East
elevation has two cambered openings with wooden doors. Inside were
racks starting 8 feet from the floor up to the roof. 'Speets' (ie
wooden rods of about 3ft 6 inches long and pointed at one end) with
herrings threaded through the gill openings were placed on the racks
6 inches apart and 12 inches above each other. When the hang was
ready, a fire was lighted on the floor and a resinous smoke dried and
cured the fish. This is a rare survival of a process associated with
the fishing industry.
[See "Romney Marsh Yesteryears" Edward Carpenter, pp 21-23]

Listing NGR: TR0425220521

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