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Herring Hang to South of Brook House, Lydd

Description: Herring Hang to South of Brook House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 January 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 175254

OS Grid Reference: TR0425220510
OS Grid Coordinates: 604252, 120510
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9478, 0.9064

Locality: Lydd
Local Authority: Shepway District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN29 9HJ

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Listing Text

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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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