Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Piece of medieval history for sale at knockdown price

It's a slice of medieval history at a bargain price. But anyone who buys the 14th century tithe barn at Easington in Holderness may find development opportunities limited.

The listed building will go under the hammer at a property auction on September 16 at a guide price of £125,000. The barn, at the rear of Rectory Farm, next to All Saints Church in the village, would have once been used to store tithes paid to the church as a tax – equivalent to one-tenth of the villagers' produce.

It is now a scheduled ancient monument, with the highest level of protection that can be given to any building or site.

Click here to read this article from the Yorkshire Post