We have recently heard from the Tithe Barn Trust and thought it was time for an update for everyone.
Tithe Barn, Landbeach background
The Tithe Barn Trust, is a small charity and not- for profit volunteer group committed to saving and restoring the unique Tithe Barn in Landbeach, near Cambridge, for everyone to enjoy. The public have been incredibly generous and donated well over £60k, but Quantity Surveyor costings value the work needed at around £250k.
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.
The Thatch Advice Centre have, in the past, promoted their Sponsor a Sheaf campaign.
Tithe Barn Trust update
They have recently had confirmation that the Pilgrim Trust has awarded them a grant. This will be used as match funding for a grant from the Architectural Heritage Fund to appoint a ‘Fundraiser & Business Case developer’.
These grants will give them the much needed funds to appoint a Fundraiser to help us secure the remaining funds needed. It is their aim for the restoration to begin in 2019.
Next events at the Tithe Barn Landbeach
Sunday 21st October
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.
Saturday 10th November
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.
Saturday 8th December
Carols at the Barn
Start your festive season with carol singing and enjoy mulled wine or fruit juice and mince pies. Wrap up well.
Tithe Barn Trust contact
Find out more at www.tithebarntrust.org.uk or
Donate today at https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/TitheBarnTrust
We wish them all the best in their work in raising these funds to restore this lovely old tithe barn.