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Alongside St James Church is the Library, Cafe and Museum inside a very large community building called Tithe Place. It is named after the tithe barn foundations discovered when the old library and residential homes were demolished in 2013. So what was a tithe barn?  Tithes were a type of tax payable on all things […]

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The original town centre of Southam has changed for many reasons over the years, but the most abrupt and sweeping changes have been caused by fires. The result was the immediate destruction of the old, and then a rebuild in more modern materials and style. The thatched roofs and wooden frames of early mediaeval cottages […]

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