Kings Farm, Livery Road, West Winterslow, Wiltshire: Tree-ring Analysis of Oak Timbers
Author(s): Alison Arnold, Robert Howard, Cathy Tyers
Dendrochronological analysis was undertaken on cores from 23 of the 25 timbers sampled in this building, the samples from the remaining two timbers having too few rings for reliable analysis. This analysis produced a first site chronology comprising 11 samples from the cruck trusses and associated timbers, as well as from the primary ground-floor ceiling joists to the northern bay. This site chronology is 66 rings long, these rings dated as spanning the years AD 1395– 1460. It is likely that these timbers were all felled in, or about, the spring of AD 1461. A second site chronology comprising six samples, all from the inserted ceiling to the former open hall, was also formed, its 220 rings spanning the years AD 1336–1555. It is likely that these timbers were all felled in, or about, the spring of AD 1556. Six measured samples remain ungrouped and undated.
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- Research Report
- Dendrochronology Standing Building