Tithe barn fund-raising drive

Tithe barn fund-raising drive

SUPPORTERS of the Nailsea Tithe Barn can now sponsor some of the building’s quirky features in a new fund-raising drive.

People are being invited to sponsor one of the many arrow slits, putlog holes, which were used to secure wooden scaffolding when the barn was built in the 15th century, and oak dividers in the floor.

To sponsor an item the price ranges from �200-�25 and it is hoped the scheme will help to raise extra cash for the renovation.

All sponsors will receive a certificate of appreciation and have their names recorded in a Book of Recognition.

The Tithe Barn was due to receive a �50,000 grant from English Heritage towards the renovation, but due to Government cutbacks the organisation has since withdrawn the funding.

The Tithe Barn Trust and Nailsea Town Council are now looking for ways to raise the extra funds.

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The project to restore the grade II listed building is expected to cost around �1.2million and is due to be finished in the spring.

Anyone interested in sponsoring part of the building can call the town council office on 01275 855277.