Do you remember your first visit to the Tithe Barn in Upminster? If you grew up in or around Upminster, it’s likely that you’ve been there at least once.

The Tithe Barn has a rich history going back 500 years and is one of Havering’s few Ancient Monuments. The barn also hosts the ‘Museum of Nostalgia’ with a huge range of domestic items from the 1800s along with an array of agricultural machinery. 

But sadly the barns condition has worsened over the years and is now in danger of being put on the ‘At Risk’ list.

Cllr Linda Hawthorn has confirmed that Havering Council are to fund a survey to the Barn:

I am very pleased to inform readers that the Council has allocated funds for a survey to be carried out and decisions will be made once this has been complete.
I will keep readers updated on this.

Upminster and Cranham Residents association website

HornchurchLife is excited about these changes but we feel that more is needed then a simple repair. The current site doesn’t have toilet facilities and there is no real reason to visit the site more then once. The barn would be a perfect place for a café of some kind and this would hopefully help to bring people back regularly to this historical site 

What do you think? Please contact us with your suggestions and we’ll be happy to add them to future posts about the future of the Tithe Barn