Siddington Tithe Barn, dated by dendrochronology to 1248, is one of the oldest tithe barns in the country and a scheduled ancient monument. After many years of neglect the building had fallen into a perilous state of dilapidation.
The project was undertaken by FMA for the Buildings at Risk Trust and grant aided by English Heritage.
Repairs were carefully designed to minimise intervention and loss of original fabric and executed to best conservation practice.
Some timbers were retained by use of stainless steel flitch plates and ties, missing sections of timber were built up in seasoned oak laminas and walls were stabilised in-situ using gravity grouting.