Brampton Manor Barn, Old Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire: Tree-ring Analysis of Oak Timbers

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

Dendrochronological analysis was undertaken on timbers from the roof, floor frame, and a partition resulting in the construction of three site sequences. Site sequence BRMNSQ01 contains six samples from roof timbers and spans the period AD 1487–1577. Interpretation of the surviving sapwood suggests felling of these timbers occurred in AD 1581–1606, possibly AD 1590–1606, with construction of the barn likely to have followed shortly after felling. Site sequence BRMNSQ02 contains nine samples, a mixture of joists from the floor frame and studs from the partition and spans the period AD 1661–1740. Felling of these timbers is likely to have occurred in AD 1741–60 and indicates that these modifications are coeval. The third site sequence, BRMNSQ03, is undated as are a series of unmatched individual timber series.

Report Number:
Research Report
Dendrochronology Standing Building


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