26-27 Market Place, North Walsham, Norfolk: Tree-ring Analysis of Oak and Elm Timbers

Author(s): Alison Arnold, Robert Howard, Cathy Tyers

Dendrochronological analysis was undertaken on samples from the roof and ceiling frames at this building resulting in the successful dating of 24 timbers. Analysis has demonstrated that the ceiling frame in the cellar contains timber felled in or around the winter of AD 1599/1600, the ground-floor ceiling utilises timber felled in or around the winter of AD 1597/8, with a first-floor ceiling beam having a felling date within the range of AD 1595–1620. The majority of the roof timber was felled in AD 1598–1623. However, at least four other roof timbers, likely representing later modifications, were felled in the winter of AD 1639/40.

Report Number:
Research Report
Dendrochronology Standing Building


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