Tithe Barn Trust awarded grant!

The Tithe Barn Trust at Landbeach is over the moon to announce that it has been supported by a grant from the Architectural Heritage Fund which promotes the conservation and sustainable re-use of historic buildings for the benefit of communities across the UK.

Christine Taylor, Tithe Barn Trust Trustee and Treasurer, says “This is fantastic news as this grant will allow us to progress the Tithe Barn project to the next step. There is still a lot of work to be done, as although we have raised over £65,000, our major fundraising quest continues. Get in touch if you’d like to volunteer and be involved in our exciting community project.”

The Trust needs your help to save this gem at the heart of Landbeach. “We believe the Tudor Tithe barn, with thatched roof and historic brick and timber floor, to be unique to Cambridgeshire and even of national significance. Over 90% of Tithe Barns have been converted in the UK,” said Ms Taylor.

3 Ways YOU can get involved

Make a pledge today at www.tithebarntrust.org.uk/make-a-pledge

Become a Friend. Visit www.tithebarntrust.org.uk/become-a-member

Volunteer or become a trustee. 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

Landbeach Tithe Barn Trust

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.

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