Tithe Place  –  Why the name?

The 2013 archaeological excavations prior to the building of a 75 apartment complex for older Southam residents, led to a totally unexpected discovery of early Southam history.

Beneath the complex lies the foundations of metre wide, local limestone walls of early medieval origins.  These are all that remained of Southam’s tithe barn from the days when the town was given to Coventry Priory by Lady Godiva’s husband.

This video explains how the story evolved and why the new complex became called Tithe Place and Tithe Lodge.  For further information go to Archives and under exhibitions go to “Tithes, Taxes and Old Southam Town” or just click on this link.