sleaford maltings | between a rock and a hard place

We found ourselves in the Barley Kiln where the green barley was heated to the desired humidity slightly prior to its storage.

Again the floor was slightly raised above outside level to provide space for numerous ducts under the ground floor which were used for ventilation draft control of the furnaces. (We had noticed one of these openings when entering the building, but didn't want to slide into a dark void).

The first floor had been removed, leaving first storey doors opening into a void. The whole area was otherwise empty so we moved north into the Green Barley Store.

The remains of the barley kiln of block #5 looking north. © Simon Cornwell 2009