Gorcott Hall, Warwickshire. Tree-Ring Analysis of Timbers

Author(s): Nigel Nayling

Tree-ring samples were taken from timbers from a number of areas in this Grade II* listed building, which was on the English Heritage Buildings at Risk register. Seventeen samples were dated, with bark-edge dates of AD 1530 and AD 1531 from the hall roof (season undetermined), winter AD 1531/2 from the porch floor, and winter AD 1530/1 from a single timber in the stair turret roof. The results suggest that these parts of the building are essentially contemporary. A composite felling date range of AD 1520–36 for timbers from the upper cross-wing indicates that this area may also be contemporary.

Report Number:
Research Department Reports
Dendrochronology Standing Building


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