143 Briggate, Market Street Arcade, Leeds, West Yorkshire: Tree-Ring Analysis of Timbers

Author(s): Robert Howard, Alison Arnold

Dendrochronological analysis was undertaken on 10 samples obtained from a series of timbers found during the redevelopment of this site. Of these 10 samples, three could be combined to form a single dated site chronology. Interpretation of the sapwood on these dated samples indicates that at least one timber, a main bridging beam of a floor frame, was felled in AD 1574. Two other floor frame timbers, both joists, could also have been felled at this time, but it is possible that they were felled at any time in the period AD 1571–96. Seven further samples remain ungrouped and undated.

Report Number:
Research Report
Dendrochronology Standing Building


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