The Shambles, 6 Market Street, North Walsham, Norfolk: Tree-ring Dating of Oak Timbers

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

Tree-ring analysis was undertaken on timbers from two roofs, a first-floor ceiling, and an ex situ cellar joist, resulting in the successful dating of 29 samples. Analysis has shown that timbers from all areas of the building were felled in the winter of AD 1599/1600 and the winter of AD 1600/01, with no discernible difference in date between the two roof ranges or any part of the ceiling. It appears, therefore, that the extant timber work in this building dates to after the great fire that occurred in June AD 1600.

Report Number:
Research Report
Dendrochronology Standing Building


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