Five Oak Green

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Five Oak Green
Tatlingbury Oast, Five Oak Green Road, Five Oak Green, Kent - - 1382281.jpg
Tatlingbury Oast on Five Oak Green Road
Five Oak Green is located in Kent
Five Oak Green
Five Oak Green
Location within Kent
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTonbridge
Postcode districtTN12
Dialling code01892
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
List of places
51°11′02″N 0°21′29″E / 51.183930°N 0.358180°E / 51.183930; 0.358180Coordinates: 51°11′02″N 0°21′29″E / 51.183930°N 0.358180°E / 51.183930; 0.358180

Five Oak Green is a village near Tonbridge, Kent in the Civil Parish of Capel.

The village was a centre for hop growing. In the 19th century, The Rose and Crown public house was converted to a hospital to treat the many hop pickers who resided in the village and its surroundings in the late summer. The public house was renamed "The Little Hoppers' Hospital" by a London priest, Richard Wilson, who added to the house's sign "No beer sold here", so no one should have any doubt of its changed role.

The village oast house, the Moat Farm Oast, has been converted and now houses a number of businesses.

External links[edit]

Media related to Five Oak Green at Wikimedia Commons

Capel History Group website