Project Profile

Project: Extensive elm and oak frame restoration

Location: Bicester, Oxfordshire


Tythe barn

The tythe barn is a beautiful thatched structure made from local stone and reed from nearby Otmoor. As part of the restoration project Carpenter Oak & Woodland carried out extensive work to the timber frame.

Project profile

The tythe barn near Bicester in Oxfordshire forms one side of an amazing group of historic buildings all set round the gardens of the farmhouse, and is now used as a wedding venue. This is one of the last few remaining thatched, medieval, tithe barns in Britain, which dates back to the 14th Century. Pretty much falling down at the point of the restoration, some of the oak, but much of the elm needed extensive repairs or even replacement. We finished the project off with some custom-made, medieval-style, elm banqueting tables.