Tree-Ring Analysis of Oak Timbers from Wymondleybury, Little Wymondley, Hertfordshire

Author(s): Dr Martin Bridge, C Groves, Christine Locatelli

Dendrochronological analysis was undertaken on samples from 29 timbers of which 21 have been successfully dated. The analysis shows that the dated timbers were all associated with a single period of felling, which may have occurred over as little as six months or as much as 18 months during the period covering the winter of AD 1378/9 and the winter of AD 1379/80. The hall range, cross-wing, and dividing wall are therefore contemporaneous. This late fourteenth-century construction date is later than generally expected for this type of raised aisled hall construction, though the construction type is also unusual for the area.

Report Number:
14/2005
Series:
CfA Reports
Pages:
20
Keywords:
Dendrochronology Standing Building

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