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Barn at Rectory Farm Ashleworth

Although the large grange barn at Ashleworth Quay is called Ashleworth tithe Barn, it is quite likely that this barn was actually Ashleworth’s tithe barn. The tithe was a tax paid by everyone in the parish to pay for the stipend of the Rector and the maintenance of the church. It is a Rectory Farm so it is likely that it originally belonged tot he Rector. One tenth of the harvest would not have required a barn as big as the one at Ashleworth quay and this is only a three bay barn like many tithe barns I have visited. It is a timber frame barn and later than its fifteenth century namesake. However it is still medieval in design with hand hewn timbers and pegged joints.