On the first Sunday of the month, Browsholme Hall in the delightfully named village of Cow Ark in Lancashire, hold a fascinating artisan market in the beautiful tithe barn.
The Tithe barn is stunning .It's over 300 years old and gets its name from the ancient practice of tithes (rents) being paid in produce. The Tithe barn is where the produce would have been stored.
Beautifully restored, the barn is now a popular venue for weddings, but is equally popular as a place to buy and sell good Lancashire food, and also to find really quaint and quirky arts and crafts.
I enjoyed my visit there yesterday. My favourite artisans were :
Cow Ark Pottery