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Littlebourne Tithe Barn, Kent

The tithe barn at Littlebourne lies between the church and the farm next to it, at the junction of Jubilee Road and Church Road. It was built about 1340 and originally belonged to St. Augustine’s Abbey in Canterbury. It is now run by a local committee which organises events in the barn. It is also available for weddings.

The barn is 172 feet long and 38½ feet wide. It is a typical Kent, aisled barn, with a thatched roof, 9 bays and two large wagon entrances on the farm side. The crown posts are supported by arched braces and in turn support a central purlin joining the collar beams between the common rafters.