Tithe barn foundations revealed at Warwickshire construction site

In the Middle Ages, a tenth of a farmer's crops were stored in a tithe barn for use by the Church. Now the foundations of such a structure have been discovered at a construction site in Warwickshire, England. (photo)

"It is not known when or why the barn went out of use and was demolished, but the earliest maps from the late 18th Century show no buildings on this part of the site," said Andrew Mann, an archaeologist working on the site. Three sides of the foundation have been unearthed so far.