Tithe barn, Abbotsbury, Dorset

Tithe barn, Abbotsbury, Dorset
Photograph taken 1865 - 1900 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: OP10373

The Benedictine monastery complex at Abbotsbury was founded in 1044. The huge tithe barn lay to the south of the site. It dates from around 1400 and is the largest barn in England, 272 feet in length. St. Catherine's Chapel was built by the monks on a hilltop to the south-east of the site as a pilgrimage chapel.

Location

Dorset Abbotsbury

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

monastery abbey barn religion faith tax