TREE-RING ANALYSIS OF TIMBERS FROM TABLE HALL, PETERBOROUGH, CAMBRIDGESHIRE

Author(s): Ian Tyers

Table Hall is a two-storey building situated within the precincts of Peterborough Cathedral. A two-bay, jettied, timber hall is mounted on a masonry ground storey. The building is due to undergo a substantial programme of repair, grant-aided by English Heritage. This report covers the dendrochronological analysis of a series of oak timbers within the roof and from a possibly inserted floor which was undertaken to clarify the dating of the surviving timbers so as to inform repair decisions. The results are consistent with a single phase of construction with both the sling braces of the central truss and moulded beams of the floor being contemporary, dating to the second half of the fifteenth century. One principal retained bark edge giving a felling date of AD 1461.

Report Number:
63/1998
Series:
AML Reports (New Series)
Pages:
13
Keywords:
Dendrochronology Standing Building

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