Members of the Nailsea Tithe Barn Trust have worked unstintingly to ensure that the historical significance of the site – through barn to school and community centre for over five hundred years– has been researched and carefully preserved for future generations.
Thanks to local fundraising, Nailsea Town Council, Holy Trinity Church and the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Trust has lovingly restored the Tithe Barn as a beautiful community venue with great acoustics and modern facilities (including kitchen). This reflects more than a decade of dedication by local people and a total investment of £1.2 million.
Nailsea Town Council and the Tithe Barn Trust are now proud to open the grade 2* listed building for public use.
These pintles, or old door hinges, can be seen on the remains of the Barn porch...
The exterior roof is now clay pantiles but was
probably thatched originally, given the relationship between the...
Janet Woods remembers her early experiences of Nailsea: Born in Bristol in May
1939, I lived in...
Janet Woods writes: I must have started
school, aged five in 1944. I could read before I...
Richard Simmons (now a musician and playing the mandolin in the photograph) sent in his childhood...
The Tithe Barn, home of schooling for over 200 years, is a wonderful resource for learning about the past. Curriculum linked resources and activities are available across all key stages.