Proposed features/amenity=baking oven
|Status:||Proposed (under way)|
|Applies to:||areas, maybe points|
|Definition:||Building made especially as a baking oven, usually public|
We would like to be able to map baking oven buildings.
Typically, a bakehouse would also have the oven=wood_fired key (see Proposed_features/Key:oven and https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/oven). Then, the disused:oven=wood_fired key could be applied for the numerous bakehouses that are not in use anymore.
In France, there is a communal bakehouse in almost every village. These are wood fired oven. Although nowadays rarely used, these are still an important heritage: often, municipalities, village associations or simply people use the bakehouse during local celebrations or feasts. I suppose these are very rarely found in cities.
I found that the French WikiProject has a page where they already briefly introduced the similar "amenity=baking_oven" tag, among patrimonial ones (french language only : WikiProject_France/Petit_Patrimoine), which is rarely used. Our proposed tag would also be useful in Germany, as stated by Phoks in the discussion page.
Although these two words do not mean anything in French, "bakehouse" seems better than "baking_oven" to English and German natives: this is why we propose the former.
I can not tell for other countries, but I suppose bakehouses are really common buildings all around the world.
To clarify, note that it differs from:
- Proposed_features/Key:oven: which is only the oven and not the building.
- shop=bakery: which is a shop
- man_made=kiln: which is almost never used for cooking (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ovens#Kilns)
As written above, there is approximately one per village in France (let say 36 000). There are also some in Germany. Building-bakehouse draft1.svg
I believe it applies to areas, but also maybe to points if we consider horno (but that might be out of topic).
This could affect:
There is a discussion on the tagging mailing list, but almost everything has also been added to the discussion page.
Please comment on the discussion page.