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Bibliography -in reverse chronological order

Out of the Hay and into the Hops, Hop Cultivation in Wealden Kent and hop marketing in Southwark, 1744-2000. Celia Cordle, Univ of Hertforshire Press. 2011. Studies in Regional and Local History Vol 9 (ed Prof Nigel Goose).

Hop Kilns in the West Midlands up to 1900. JFC Peters. Historic Farm Buildings Group Journal. 2010

A Pocketful of Hops  Bromyard History Society 1988/2007

Farm Buildings of the Weald 1450-1750 (Chapter 13 on Maltkilns and Oasts) David and Barbara Martin 2006 Oxbow Books

The Oasthouses. Their life and times. 2006 Alan Major. SB Publications Seaford.

Maltings in England. 2004 Amber Patrick for Heritage England

Kentish Oasts. 16th-20th Century. Their History, Construction and Equipment. 1997 Robin and Ivan Walton. Published by Christine Swift

Hops and Hop kilns. A Survey of the Hop kiln sites of Hereford and Worcestershire. 1997 Angela Griffiths  (Unpublished. Worcester Archives).

Agrarian History of England and Wales  Ed Thirsk CUP 1990s

Oasthouses in Sussex and Kent Gwen Jones and John Bell. Phillimore 1992  

Oasthouses in Ewhurst Parish Gwen Jones. Sussex Archaeological Society 1988

Hops and Hop Picking    Richard Filmer  Aylesbury 1982

Oasts in Kent and East Sussex Anthony Cronk Parts 1 and 2 Archaeologia. Cantiana. 1978

Hopping down in Kent  Alan Bignell 1977. Pub Robert Hale

17thC Kent a social and economic history  CW Chalkin  Longmans 1965

Hops  AH Burgess. Pub Leonard Hill 1964

Farnham Buildings and People  Nigel Temple. 1963 Herald Press. 1973 Phillimore

The Brewing Industry 1886-1951.Vaisey  1960

History of Brewing 1700-1830 P Mathias Cambridge 1959

Hop Growing in Nottinghamshire D Pocock Transactions of Thoroton Society 1957  Thoroton Soc Website

Agriculture of Kent. County Survey  GH Garrd  1955

English Oast Houses and Hop Kilns. PE Locke  RIBA Thesis 1950

Kentish Architecture as influnced by geology  John Archibald  Ramsgate  Monastery Press 1934

The Hop Industry  H H Parker  London 1934

English Hops. George Clinch London 1919

Select Committee on the Hop Industry  1890 and 1908

Royal Agricultural Society Journal New Forms of Hop Kiln Mitchell  Vol 59? 1898  (Brown Folder notes)  Plus other editions.  Whitehead 1870 and 1890  Rutley 1848

Hop Cultivation C Whitehead 1893 London

Hops and Hopping  John March London  1892

First Report of Inland Revenue Commissioners 1857

Treatise on the Cultivation of Hops in the Kent Style  HM Manwaring   Worcester 1855

Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture and Furniture. JC Loudon. London 1783-1843. New Editopn edited by Mrs Loudon 1846.

Library of Agricultural and Horticultural Knowledge Baxter 1834

The Hop Farmer, E J Lance 1828

Hints on Ornamental Gardening, consisting of a series of designs for garden buildings, … gates, fences, etc. … accompanied by observations on the principles and theory of rural improvement. John Buonarotti Papworth London, 1823.

Synopsis of Husbandry J S Bannister 1799.

The Rural Economy of the Southern Counties Marshall 1798

A Complete System of Husbandry John Mills  1763

A Complete Book of Husbandry Thomas Halls 1758

The Modern Husbandman William Ellis  1744

The New Treatise of Husbandry, Gardening and Other Curious Matters relating to Country affairs Samuel Trowell. 1739

New System of Agriculture. J Lawrence 1736

The Riches of the Hop Garden Explained. Richard Bradley, Professor of Botany, Cambridge University  1729

Instructions for Planting and Managing Hops and for raising hop poles. The Dublin Society 1728/33

A New System of Agriculture .J Lawrence 1726 3 vols

Herefordshire Orchards. An epistolary address to Samuel Hartlib by John Beale Including the best method for planting and manging a hop garden, being a pattern for Ireland 1657 and Dublin 1724

The Whole Art of Husbandry J Mortimer 2 vols 1721

Act for Laying Duty on Hops 9 Anne Ch 12  1710.

Systema Agriculturae The Mystery of Husbandry JW Gent (Worledge) 1687

The English Improver improved  W Blith 1652

A Perfite platforme of a hoppe garden and nescessarie instructions for the making and maytenance thereof. Reynolde Scot  Henrie Denham of Paternoster Row, 1574

500 Points of Husbandry.  Thomas Tusser  1573

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