The Tithe Barn was built in the early 14th century as part of the medieval farmstead belonging to Shaftesbury Abbey. Its function was to store the produce of the farm, and of the farms of the manor. Tenant farms contributed a tithe, meaning a tenth of their produce. King Ethelred gave the Manor of Bradford, including the monastery founded by St Aldhelm, to the Abbess of Shaftesbury in 1001. The barn is now owned and maintained by English Heritage.
10 Decorated Barns to Get You in the Holiday Spirit - The Plaid Horse Magazine
Whether you decorate your barn for the holidays or not, it’s hard to deny how picturesque a bright wreath can be under a snowy roof. Now, anyone who takes care of livestock during the winter months knows that it isn’t as serene as it looks in these photos, but join us in suspending disbelief for […]