Historical buildings

The Tithe Barn – La grange aux dîmes


This 13th century tithe barn is just across the road from the cathedral. it was used to store rents and tithes. Farmers were required to give one-tenth of their produce to the canons of the church. It’s a pity we couldn’t go inside.

Ce bâtiment, construit au XIIIe à proximité de la cathédrale, servait à abriter le produit en nature de la redevance perçue par le chapitre des chanoines : la dîme, de dixième. C’était dommage qu’on n’ait pas pu voir l’intérieur.

5 replies on “The Tithe Barn – La grange aux dîmes”

It’s no wonder why there are so many large and beautiful Church buildings when a 10 % Tax was paid by all. Super blue sky.

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