TREE-RING ANALYSIS OF TIMBERS FROM THE NAVE ROOF, CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST, BISHOPSTONE, WILTSHIRE

Author(s): Dr Martin Bridge

The nave of this church has a medieval roof, thought on stylistic grounds to be sixteenth-century, covered by a newer roof thought to be eighteenth-century. Samples from the medieval timbers matched each other well and were combined into a medieval site chronology, but these failed to give consistent crossmatching positions against a range of independent data. Although the medieval timbers could not be dated, the newer roof was found to have been constructed from oaks felled in the period AD 1798 - 1820, thus making this roof of slightly later date than was previously thought.

Report Number:
26/1999
Series:
AML Reports (New Series)
Pages:
10
Keywords:
Dendrochronology Standing Building

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