Landbeach Tithe Barn Outdoor Gym! Saturday 10 November

Get active and involved on Saturday 10th November between 10am and 1pm and help us tidy the hedge and grass track to the Landbeach Tithe Barn. The session will be led by our very own Landscape Architect and Horticulturalist. Wear sturdy shoes, gloves and warm clothing. The Barn will be open for those who’d like to take a peek too.

Free entry to all our events, but donations welcome towards the restoration of the Barn.

The entrance gate to the Tithe Barn is opposite 2 Waterbeach Road, Landbeach CB25 9FA and it is a nice walk along the Common to the barn.

For more information about the Tithe Barn visit our website

Landbeach Tithe Barn Outdoor Gym

Landbeach Tithe Barn Trust awarded £12k

Tithe Barn Trust awarded £12k

The Tithe Barn Trust is delighted to announce that we’ve been awarded grants of £6,000 from the Architectural Heritage Fund and another £6,000 in match funding by the Pilgrim Trust.

Gemma O’Shea, Chair of Trustees, says “This is fantastic news and means a lot to the Tithe Barn Trust, as we’re a small charity and not-for profit volunteer group committed to saving the unique Tithe Barn, in Landbeach near Cambridge, for everyone to enjoy. We’re going to use these grants to appoint a Fundraiser and Business Case Developer. This essential funding will be the enabler we need to help us reach our target of £260,000 to restore the special Grade II listed timber-framed Tithe Barn. The public have been incredibly generous and donated over £60,000 already, but we still need to raise more. Our thanks go to the Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) and the Pilgrim Trust.”

The AHF is a charity working to promote the conservation and sustainable re-use of historic buildings for the benefit of communities across the UK. The Pilgrim Trust aims to preserve and promote Britain’s historical and intellectual assets and to provide assistance to vulnerable members of society.

Tithe Barns are increasingly rare in the UK and this is the only remaining one in Cambridgeshire in its original condition with thatched roof, timber frame, timber granary and brick threshing floor. Experts believe the barn dates to the medieval period.

Sadly the barn is in a state of disrepair and unless we act now we could lose this national treasure.

The following picture is from Shakespear at the Tithe Barn.

People watching Shakespear performance at the Tithe Barn

4 Ways YOU can get involved;

  1. Donate today at www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/TitheBarnTrust
  2. Become a Friend. Visit www.tithebarntrust.org.uk/become-a-member/
  1. Volunteer or become a Trustee. Email tithebarntrust@gmail.com to find out more.
  2. Come along to one of next events at the Tithe Barn –

Apple Gifting – Sunday 21st October, 11am-3pm
Begin your own apple gifting tradition. Get hands-on and decorate an apple. In the past these were offered around the community as a sign of friendship, good health and good luck.

Outdoor Gym – Saturday 10th November, 10am-1pm
Get active and involved and help us tidy the hedge and grass track to the Tithe Barn. The barn will be open to visit too.

Carols at the barn – Saturday 8th December, 2.30pm
Start your festive season with Carol singing and enjoy mulled wine or fruit juice and mince pies. Wrap up well.

 

Holiday Fun at the Tithe Barn | Sunday 26 August

FREE Holiday Fun at Landbeach Tithe Barn on Sunday 26th August from 1pm to 4pm

The unique medieval Landbeach Tithe Barn will be opening its doors for you to play traditional style games. Try your hand at Quoits, Merrills, Field Skittles and Cup and Ball. Listen to storytelling or dress up. Perfect for all the family. Refreshments available.

Free entry, but donations welcome towards the restoration of the Tithe Barn.

Landbeach Tithe Barn Holiday FunFind out more at www.tithebarntrust.org.uk

You will find the Tithe Barn gate entrance opposite No. 2 Waterbeach Road, Landbeach, CB25 9FA. A short walk along the uneven grassed track to the Barn.

Shakespeare at the Landbeach Tithe Barn | A Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

Shakespeare’s most popular comedy ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is coming to the Landbeach Tithe Barn for your enjoyment on Thursday 14 June from 6.30pm to 7.15pm. A reduced Shakespeare play performed by the Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts (CSVPA). Staged with the stunning backdrop of a unique medieval Tithe Barn. FREE admission, but donations welcome towards the restoration of the Landbeach Tithe Barn.

Landbeach Tithe Barn A Midsummer Night's DreamRachel Ellis, Head of Drama at CSVPA, says “The Tithe Barn is such a wonderful piece of history and I am thrilled at the chance of our students being able to perform in it. The students on our performing arts courses at CSVPA undertake training in both classical and contemporary acting. Their June performance is a reduced Shakespeare play especially edited for a small cast, each actor playing multiple roles. It is a lot of fun! The barn is a vital piece of local history and I feel strongly that it is a gift to be able to share the local cultural heritage of such places with our very international cohort of students. We have students from Cambridgeshire but also as far afield as China, Russia and South America on our courses. We wanted to show our full support for the Tithe Barn Trust’s campaign to restore the barn.”

The Tithe Barn Trust believes the medieval Tithe Barn, with thatched roof, brick threshing floor and timber granary, to be unique to Cambridgeshire and even of national significance. It is one of the few Tithe Barns in the country still standing next to its medieval rectory. Over 90% of Tithe Barns in the UK have been converted and their historic features are being lost forever. Sadly, the Landbeach Tithe Barn is in a poor condition and deteriorating.

The Tithe Barn Trust aims to save and sympathetically restore the Grade II Listed Tithe Barn for everyone to enjoy, but we need you to help us. We estimate we’ll need 5 tonnes of locally sourced hand drawn Longstraw to rethatch the roof and the timber frame needs strengthening too. You can sponsor a sheaf at https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/TitheBarnTrust

3 Ways YOU can get involved:

  1. Make a donation today
  2. Become a Friend. Visit the website
  3. Volunteer. Email tithebarntrust@gmail.com to find out more.

Find us at www.tithebarntrust.org.uk

The Tithe Barn Trust is a small charity and not-for profit volunteer group committed to saving and sympathetically restoring the Tithe Barn, in Landbeach near Cambridge, for everyone to enjoy. Key to the Tithe Barn Trust’s charitable aim is maximising public access to the Tithe Barn and education. We want to ensure that the Tithe Barn has a vibrant and sustainable future.

 

 

FREE Events at Landbeach Tithe Barn

Have you visited the beautiful timber frame Landbeach Tithe Barn yet? Well now’s your chance as Landbeach Tithe Barn have a full programme of FREE events planned for 2018, so come along and support your local charity and not-for-profit volunteer group committed to saving the Landbeach Tithe Barn for everyone to enjoy. Events range from Shakespeare to Storytelling, so there really is something for everyone.

Click here to view our 2018 Events

Tithe Barn Events

I-Spy the barn’s wildlife & Grow your own
Sunday 8 April 2pm – 5pm
Families can spot the barn’s wildlife and claim a prize. Then sow seeds to take home and grow your own veg for our July competition.

Annual General Meeting
Thursday 3 May 7pm – 8.30pm
Meet the Landbeach Tithe Barn Trust volunteer team. Plus eminent guest speaker, David Grech, gives his illustrated talk Head to Head – a walk across England to explore its vernacular architecture

Tithe Barn Theatre
Thursday 14 June 6.30pm
Shakespeare performed by the Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts.

Old Enemies; Auld Alliances – Concert
Saturday 16 June 7pm – 9pm
Duo Robin Irvine and Jennifer Bastable play Music for lute and voices from Scotland, England and France.

Summer fruit & veg competition
Saturday 28 July 1pm – 4.30pm
Enter your prize-winning summer fruit and veg. Categories include Best Ugly Veg.

Holiday Fun
Sunday 26 August 1pm – 4pm
Storytelling, I-Spy, dressing up and traditional games for all the family.

How to find the Tithe Barn
Gate entrance is opposite No 2 Waterbeach Road, Landbeach, Cambridge, CB25 9FA. Walk along the grassed track by the hedge. Free road parking or no.9 stagecoach bus stops near Cockfen Lane.

The Landbeach Tithe Barn Trust believes the medieval Tithe barn, with thatched roof, brick threshing floor and timber granary, to be unique to Cambridgeshire and even of national significance. It is one of the few Tithe Barns in the country still standing next to its medieval rectory. Over 90% of Tithe Barns in the UK have been converted and their historic features are being lost forever. Sadly, the Landbeach Tithe Barn is in a poor condition and deteriorating.

You can help our restoration quest by sponsoring a sheaf for as little as £5 at www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/TitheBarnTrust

You can follow the Tithe Barn Trust on Twitter @TBarnT , or Instagram @tithebarntrust , like us on Facebook FriendsofLandbeachTitheBarn or visit www.tithebarntrust.org.uk to find out more about the Tithe Barn Trust and our events.

 

 

Treasurer Vacancy Landbeach Tithe Barn Trust

Looking to volunteer? If you have experience of financial control and budgeting, an eye for detail and lots of enthusiasm then the Landbeach Tithe Barn Trust are keen to hear from you. You will have the chance to make a real difference to a friendly and supportive charity at a time of significant development.

To find out more contact Gemma O’Shea on 07986 717958 or email tithebarntrust@gmail.com

You can find out more about the work of the Landbeach Tithe Barn Trust on our website www.tithebarntrust.org.uk 

Follow us on Twitter @TBarnT , or Instagram @tithebarntrust , like us on Facebook FriendsofLandbeachTitheBarn

Cottenham Village College supports Landbeach Tithe Barn

Have you spotted the sheaf of longstraw yet? As part of their ‘Sponsor a Sheaf’ campaign, the Landbeach Tithe Barn Trust, a small charity and volunteer not-for profit group, are sending a sheaf of longstraw to different locations around Cambridgeshire until they raise enough to re-thatch and restore the Tithe Barn in Landbeach, near Cambridge.

This week Cottenham Village College students and staff showed their support for the Lanbeach Tithe Barn project. Helen Cassady, Cottenham Village College Principal, says “I believe the Landbeach Tithe Barn is an important part of our local history. We are proud to support the project and to look forward to experiencing the barn in its former medieval glory.”

Cottenham Village College supports Landbeach Tithe Barn


Cottenham Village College students with their Principal, Helen Cassady, and Vice Principal, Joy Hadley, with the Landbeach Tithe Barn sheaf of longstraw

The Tithe Barn Trust aims to save and sympathetically restore the Grade II Listed Tithe Barn for everyone to enjoy, but we need you to help us. We estimate we’ll need 5 tonnes of locally sourced hand drawn Longstraw to rethatch the roof. The public can help by sponsoring a sheaf for as little as £5

The Tithe Barn Trust believes the medieval Tithe barn, with thatched roof, brick threshing floor and timber granary, to be unique to Cambridgeshire and even of national significance. It is one of the few Tithe Barns in the country still standing next to its medieval rectory. Over 90% of Tithe Barns in the UK have been converted and their historic features are being lost forever. Sadly, the Landbeach Tithe Barn is in a poor condition and deteriorating.

Key to the Tithe Barn Trust’s charitable aim is maximising public access to the Tithe Barn, once restored, and education. We want to ensure that the Tithe Barn has a vibrant and sustainable future.

On Saturday 10th February from 10am – 1pm volunteer and get active and involved at our ‘Outdoor gym’ and help us tidy the hedge and grass track to the Tithe Barn. The barn will be open to visit too.

Pencil Sunday 8 April in your diary too for our ‘I-Spy the barn’s wildlife & Grow your own’ event from 2pm – 5pm. Families can spot the barn’s wildlife and claim a prize. Then sow seeds to take home and grow your own veg for our July competition.

Follow the Tithe Barn Trust on Twitter @TBarnT and like us on Facebook to keep updated about our events and to find out where the sheaf of longstraw will be next week.

3 Ways YOU can get involved;

  1. Make a donation today
  2. Become a Friend
  3. Volunteer. Email tithebarntrust@gmail.com to find out more.

Find us at www.tithebarntrust.org.uk

Landbeach Tithe Barn Trust launches ‘Sponsor a Sheaf’ campaign

The Landbeach Tithe Barn Trust, a small charity and volunteer not-for profit group, officially launched their ‘Sponsor a Sheaf’ campaign today.

The Tithe Barn Trust aims to save and sympathetically restore the Grade II Listed Tithe Barn for community use, but we need you to help us. We estimate we’ll need 5 tonnes of locally sourced hand drawn Longstraw to re-thatch the roof. You can sponsor a sheaf for as little as £5 at https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/TitheBarnTrust.
Our target is to raise an additional £75,000 towards re-thatching and strengthening the timber frame.

The Tithe Barn Trust believes the Landbeach Tithe barn, near Cambridge, with thatched roof, brick threshing floor and timber granary, to be unique to Cambridgeshire and even of national significance. It is one of the few Tithe Barns in the country still standing next to its medieval rectory. Over 90% of Tithe Barns have been converted in the UK and their historic features are being lost forever. Sadly, the Landbeach Tithe Barn is in a poor condition and deteriorating.

Gemma O’Shea, Chair of Tithe Barn Trust Trustees, says “The Landbeach Tithe Barn is in urgent need of a new thatch and the roof structure and frame needs attention too. We feel the Heritage Open Days weekend is a fitting date to launch our Sponsor a Sheaf campaign. The Barn has been standing since medieval times and we can’t allow ourselves to be the generation that loses it forever. Please help save the barn by sponsoring a sheaf for the roof.”

The Tithe Barn reflects the agricultural heritage of East Anglia and is an important part of our local community history. Tithe Barns hint at a different side of history, not just the story of the wealthy. The Tithe Barn would have been used to store Tithes, a tax which was a tenth of all crops, the contributions being stacked in the barn for winter threshing and storage.

Key to the Tithe Barn Trust’s charitable object is maximising public access to the Tithe Barn, once restored, and education. We want to ensure that the Tithe Barn has a vibrant and sustainable future. This October we’ll be working in partnership with the Fen Edge Archaeology group (FEAG) to undertake a geophysical survey of the land surrounding the Tithe Barn. The Tithe Barn sits adjacent to the Scheduled Ancient Monument of shrunken earthworks of a medieval moated manor. Archaeologists have identified an elevated platform area half way along the Tithe Barn’s access track as being of potential archaeological interest and significance. The public will be able to learn more and get hands-on helping FEAG with the geophysics from Sunday 22nd October until Sunday 29th October. Pre-booking advisable.

Support has been demonstrated for the Tithe Barn Trust’s planned restoration project through over £20,000’s worth of pro bono work to date. Support and interest continues to grow for the project, with visitors coming from as far afield as Edinburgh for our Heritage Open Day this Saturday. If you missed our Heritage Open Day the Tithe Barn Trust welcomes education and group visits, so do get in touch if you’d like to arrange a visit.

We’ve been working hard; however, we still need your help to save this gem at the heart of Landbeach.
3 Ways YOU can get involved –
1. Make a donation today – at https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/TitheBarnTrust
2. Become a Friend – Visit www.tithebarntrust.org.uk/become-a-member
3. Volunteer – Email tithebarntrust@gmail.com to find out more

Find us at www.tithebarntrust.org.uk, like us on facebook.com/FriendsofLandbeachTitheBarn and follow us on Twitter

 

 

Beach Babies sow the seed for Landbeach Tithe Barn’s future

Beach Babies’ pre-schoolers recently visited Landbeach Tithe Barn and helped Alan Shipp, Tithe Barn Trust Trustee and retired Farmer, sow some wheat seed. They plan to return to the barn in the summer and help harvest and thresh the crop.
The Tithe Barn reflects the agricultural heritage of the Fen Edge villages and is an important part of our local community history.

Beach Babies’ Pre-schoolers at the Tithe Barn, helping Alan Shipp, Tithe Barn Trustee, sow wheat seed

Beach Babies’ Pre-schoolers at the Tithe Barn, helping Alan Shipp, Tithe Barn Trustee, sow wheat seed

Tithe Barns hint at a different side of history, not just the story of the wealthy. The Tithe Barn would have been used to store taxes, a tenth of all crops to the church, the contributions being stacked in the barn for winter threshing and storage.

The Tithe Barn Trust

The Tithe Barn Trust is a small charity and volunteer not-for profit group aiming to save and sympathetically restore the Grade II Listed Tithe Barn, in Landbeach, for community use.

Gemma O’Shea, Tithe Barn Trust Chair, says “We’ve just submitted a major grant application for almost £400,000. We’re keeping our fingers crossed, but the more pledges and donations we receive from the community, the more likely our grant applications will be successful and the dream of restoring the Tithe Barn will be realised. Through our project we plan to not only save and sensitively restore the unique and rare Tithe Barn, but bring new life to this disused historic building. We aim to open the barn to a wider audience and tell its story. If successful with our fundraising quest we will improve the access track so that the barn is accessible for all, including those with disabilities. The project also incorporates plans to provide basic facilities to the barn (such as toilets, power and water supply) sensitively integrated without detracting from its special character, so that its use increases and it generates an income for ongoing repair and maintenance, thus creating a sustainable future.”

We’ll be holding a further public consultation to finalise the end use of the barn. However, we envisage the future of the barn may include schools and education visits, public open days, functions such as wedding ceremonies, film and photoshoot location hire and community events such as Farmers Markets. We welcome your ideas and comments on this topic, so get in touch via tithebarntrust@gmail.com

We’ve been working hard; however, we still need your help to save this gem at the heart of Landbeach. The barn is in a poor condition and deteriorating. We believe the Tithe Barn, with thatched roof and historic brick and timber floor, to be unique to Cambridgeshire and even of national significance. Experts suggest that it may well date from the medieval period. Over 90% of Tithe Barns have been converted in the UK.

As part of the Fen Edge Festival we’ll be opening the Tithe Barn for visitors on the 24th and 25th June from 2pm-5pm. There will even be a 1969 classic coach to transport you to and from the festival in Cottenham to the barn in Landbeach. Come along and chat with the Tithe Barn Trust team.

3 Ways YOU can get involved;
1. Make a pledge today at www.tithebarntrust.org.uk/make-a-pledge
2. Become a Friend. Visit www.tithebarntrust.org.uk/become-a-member
3. Volunteer or become a trustee. Email tithebarntrust@gmail.com to find out more

Find us at www.tithebarntrust.org.uk, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

How to find the Tithe Barn
Kissing gate entrance is opposite No 2 Waterbeach Road, Landbeach, Cambridge, CB25 9FA. Walk along the grassed track along the hedge. Free parking or No. 9 Stagecoach (Cambridge <-> Littleport) bus stops near Cockfen Lane.

Beach Babies Pre-schoolers visiting Landbeach Tithe BarnBeach Babies Pre-schoolers painting with watercolours at Landbeach Tithe Barn

Open Day at Landbeach Tithe Barn

 

Tudor times were brought to life at the Landbeach Tithe Barn Open Day in April.
Thanks to Nancy Crisp, the Tudor weaver, who was most effective in introducing ways of the past, visitors were able to see how a fleece would be prepared for spinning over 400 years ago, after which they could attempt to make cloth using a simple loom.

There were Tudor-style games to play as well, thanks to the Waterbeach and Landbeach Action for Youth Trust (WY) who organised them. A nice touch were the costumes for children to dress up in.
More events are planned to raise awareness of this local treasure which a group of volunteers aim to save and sympathetically restore for community use.

To find the barn:

kissing gate entrance is opposite No 2 Waterbeach Road, Landbeach CB25 9FA and you walk along the grassed track beside the hedge. The No 9 Stagecoach bus stops near Cockfen Lane.

Like the Tithe Barn Trust’s Facebook page to be kept up to date with news and coming events

Nancy Crisp Tudor weaver at Landbeach Tithe Barn Open DayLandbeach Tithe Barn Open Day