TREE-RING ANALYSIS OF TIMBERS FROM MERCER'S HALL, MERCER'S LANE, GLOUCESTER

Author(s): Robert Howard, R R Laxton, Cliff Litton

Dendrochronological analysis of samples from timbers of Mercer's Hall, Gloucester, resulted in the production of two felling dates. The earlier timbers have a felling date in the range AD 1481 to 1506. These timbers all come from the roof. The later timbers were felled in the early AD 1540s. These included all the dated timbers from the ground-floor ceiling and two others from the roof. A single site chronology of 253 years was created, spanning the period AD 1289 - 1541.

Report Number:
13/1996
Series:
AML Reports (New Series)
Pages:
18
Keywords:
Dendrochronology

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