Tree-Ring Analysis of Timbers from Manor Barn, Great Newstead, Staplehurst, Kent

Author(s): Alison Arnold, Robert Howard, Cliff Litton

Analysis undertaken on thirty-five samples from timbers of the main house, and workroom at this property produced a single dated site sequence. Site sequence KSTASQ02, of 111 rings, contains twenty-three samples, and spans the period AD 1670-1780. Three samples were felled in AD 1744, with another five also believed to have been felled at this time, four other samples were felled in AD 1766 and three more felled in AD 1780, with a further eight also thought likely to have been felled at this time. A second site sequence, of 102 rings, and containing four samples, is undated. The earliest timbers in the building, dated by dendrochronology, are in the Drawing Room, these were felled in AD 1744. The adjoining hall contains timbers felled some 22 years later, in AD 1766. The workroom is built from timber felled in AD 1780.

Report Number:
CfA Reports
Dendrochronology Standing Building


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