Cash to help share barn’s rich history

NAILSEA Tithe barn has been given a cash boost to enable more schools and community groups to learn about the building’s history.

The tithe barn trust has been awarded �6,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to boost its educational workshops on Victorians and World War Two. The trust is also hoping to use the money to pay for a publication on the area’s history and develop an exhibition which can travel to libraries and community centres.

Richard Bellamy, from the Heritage Lottery Fund, said: “Nailsea Tithe Barn has played a key role in the history of this area for almost 600 years, and has now been beautifully restored to its rightful place at the centre of the community.

“We are delighted to be able to continue to help tell the story of this wonderful building, enabling local people and visitors alike to value it into the future.”

Nailsea Tithe Barn was restored in 2011 following a �473,000 award from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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The barn is a Grade II*-listed building dating back to 1480. Over the years it has been used to store tithes, run as a school and has now been opened as a thriving community centre.

Nailsea Tithe Barn Trust is interested in hearing from anyone who would like to volunteer to help research and develop the new projects.

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A volunteer open evening is being held at the barn in Church Lane on Friday from 5.30-6.30pm for anyone interested in finding out more. You can also email for more details.

There will be a tour of the Tithe Barn from 6.30-7.30pm on Friday.

To book a place contact Nailsea Town Council offices on 01275 855277 or email

The trust will also be recruiting a small team of freelancers to help deliver the schools’ sessions.

People with experience in working with children and an interest in history can email their details to

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