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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
Entry Name: Herring Hang to South of Brook House
Listing Date: 25 January 1993
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1344124
English Heritage Legacy ID: 175254
Location: Lydd, Shepway, Kent, TN29
Civil Parish: Lydd
Built-Up Area: Lydd
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
The following buildings shall be added to the list:-
LYDD BROOKS WAY
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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