That’s Cambridge TV interviewed the Tithe Barn Trust and local preschool about their visit in April 2017 and plans for the Tithe Barn.
The Tithe Barn Trust is over the moon to announce that we have been supported by the Architectural Heritage Fund and awarded a grant. We’re a small charity aiming to save and sympathetically restore the 16th Century Grade II listed Tithe Barn, in Landbeach, for community use. 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.
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 £65k, our major fundraising quest continues. Get in touch if you’d like to volunteer and be involved in our exciting community project.”
We’ve been working hard; however, we still need 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.
3 Ways YOU can get involved;
- Make a pledge today at http://www.tithebarntrust.org.uk/make-a-pledge/
- Become a Friend. Visit http://www.tithebarntrust.org.uk/become-a-member/
- Volunteer or become a trustee. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
You can find out more about the Architectural Heritage Fund and the work they do at www.ahfund.org.uk
Tell us what community use you would like to see the Tudor Tithe Barn, at Landbeach, used for. Have your say. It’s your history. Complete our short survey now
Our shadow trustees Gemma O’Shea and James Hockney talk to Phil Rowe about the plans for the barn and the Open Day on Saturday 9th April 2016. Listen here
Are you the right person to complete our jigsaw?
We’re looking for a few more trustees to join our small, but dedicated volunteer Tithe Barn Trust team. Amongs us we already have Heritage Management, Agricultural, Community Liason and Financial experience. However, we also need an Architect, Historic Building Surveyor and Project Manager.
We’re a not for profit volunteer group aiming to save and sympathetically restore the 16th Century Grade II listed Tithe Barn, in Landbeach, for community use. We have begun the process to become a registered charity.
Our vision is to: Work for a vibrant, diverse and sustainable future of the Tithe Barn and its surroundings o safeguard their unique heritage features for the benefit and enjoyment of local people.
It’s an exciting time to get on-board. If you have a vision and a little time to give something back, get in touch. This unique barn is now in a state of disrepair and unless we act now we could lose this gem at the heart of Landbeach,
Email email@example.com or phone James, our Chair, on 07958 389713
South Cambridgeshire District Council have fitted a tarpaulin to protect the barn from the elements while funds are secured to rethatch. This gives the emerging trust a little more time to secure the funding and organise the works.
Some Pictures from our Open Day. Thank you to everyone who came and all those who volunteered on the day or to help get the barn ready.
We are extremely thankful to a team from Cosworth who have scrubbed the barn ready for our open day at the weekend.