Tithe Barn, Dunster

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Tithe Barn
Dunster tithe barn.jpg
General information
Town or city Dunster
Country England
Completed 14th century

The Tithe Barn is a 14th-century tithe barn in Dunster, Somerset, England.

It has a cruciform plan. The east front has central double doors in heavy oak with a chamfered frame.[1] It is a grade II listed building.[2]

The barn, which was originally part of a Benedictine Dunster Priory, has been much altered since the 14th century and only a limited amount of the original features survive. In the "Valor Ecclesiasticus" of 1535 the net annual income of the Dunster Tithe Barn is recorded as being £37.4.8d (£37 23p), with £6.13s7d ( £6.68p ) being passed on to the priory in Bath.[3]

The Somerset Buildings Preservation Trust (SBPT) has co-ordinated a £550,000[4] renovation project on behalf of the Dunster Tithe Barn Community Hall Trust (DTBCHT), into a multi-purpose community hall under a 99-year lease at a pepper-corn rent, by the Crown Estate Commissioners who own the building. Funding has been obtained from the Heritage Lottery Fund and others to support the work.[5]


  1. ^ "Dunster Tithe Barn". Dunster Tithe Barn. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
  2. ^ "Tithe Barn". Images of England. Retrieved 2006-11-05. 
  3. ^ "Dunster Tithe Barn". Everything Exmoor. Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
  4. ^ "Partnership resurrects 16th century tithe barn in Dunster". Crown Estate. Archived from the original on 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
  5. ^ "The Tithe Barn, Dunster". Somerset Building Preservation Trust. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 

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Coordinates: 51°11′3″N 3°26′46″W / 51.18417°N 3.44611°W / 51.18417; -3.44611