tithe barn

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tithe barn

a large barn where, formerly, the agricultural tithe of a parish was stored

tithe barn

A barn once used by farmers to hold their contributions to the church in the amount of one-tenth of their harvested crops.
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ARCHAEOLOGISTS have uncovered the remains of a medieval tithe barn in Southam.
Outlying villages around Liverpool, including West Derby and Childwall, also had tithe barns which remained until about 100 years ago.
The Buildings of England volumes are essential companions for anyone who's hooked on old churches, tithe barns and venerable family seats.
At Middle Littleton we pass the famous barn, one of the finest tithe barns in the country and dating from the 13th century.