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A Selection of relevant national and local organisations


Brewery History Society

British Agricultural History Society and Review

British Hops

British Library

Dude and Arnette cowl manufacturer.

English Heritage

Forum Heritage Services Consultancy. Wimborne


Historic Farm Buildings Group

Historic England

National Trust

Museum of English Rural Life

National Brewing Library. Oxford Brooks University

National Archives,  Kew website for buying and selling oast houses

Vernacular Architecture Group



South East

County Archives Service: Kent History and Library Centre, Maidstone; East Sussex Records Office, Brighton; Surrey History Centre, Woking; Hampshire Records Office, Winchester.

Agricultural Museum Brook

Beltring  Hop Farm Family Park Paddock Wood,

Brattle Farm Museum  Staplehurst

Canterbury Archaeological Trust

Cranbrook Museum

Farnham Museum and Library 

Great Dixter, Northiam

Hampshire County Council.

Kent Archaeological Society

Kent Archives, Maidstone.

Kent Downs AONB

Kent Life.  Maidstone

Marden History Society

Maidstone Museum

Natural England, Worcester

Rural Life Museum, Tilford, Surrey.

Shepherd Neame, Faversham

Sissinghurst Castle. National Trust:

Tenterden Museum

Time Travel -Britain-com. Oasts of Kent. Richard  Crowhurst

Weald of Kent Preservation Society  .

Wealden Buildings Study Group

West Midlands

County Archive Services: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service; Hereford Archives and Records.

Bromyard History Society

Hopshires. Cooperative of growers.

The Hop Pocket Centre, Bishop Frome


Many larger villages have local societies which focus on the history and buildings of their parish. They are an important source of information and contacts. Relevant examples include The Malling Society., Marden


New Book on Oast and Hop Kiln History.

The account on this website has now been greatly developed as a book with the same name, published by Liverpool University Press and Historic England in November 2021.  It has 250 colour illustrations, diagrams and maps