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Landbeach Tithe Barn

Landbeach Tithe Barn, in Cambridgeshire is one of the few tithe barns in the country still standing next to its medieval rectory. It was probably built between 1569 and 1615, but may well be earlier.

It is a three bay, aisled, thatched barn with a central midstrey. Unusually the main frame is of elm rather than oak. It has a half-hip at one end, but originally had a hipped roof with aisles at both ends. It has an eighteenth century brick threshing floor. A small door was inserted in the south-east wall leading onto a raised plank floor. This end was probably used as a granary at some stage in the barn’s life.

It is now administered by a charitable trust which is seeking to preserve it and find funding and new uses for this lovely barn. The trust has already raised enough to re-thatch it and sent me this picture of its lovely new roof.