The Old Manor, West Lavington, Wiltshire: Tree-Ring Analysis of Timbers

Author(s): Cathy Tyers, Matt Hurford

Dendrochronological analysis was undertaken on 15 of the 18 timbers sampled in the roofs of the hall and east wing of the Old Manor House. This resulted in the production of two site chronologies, WLOMSQ01 and WLOMSQ02. These comprise 12 and two samples with overall lengths of 234 rings and 62 rings respectively. The first site chronology can be dated as spanning the years AD 1264–1497, whilst the second chronology is undated, as is the single ungrouped sample. The results identified that the dated timbers used in the primary construction of the roofs of the hall and east wing are likely to be coeval and all were felled during the first third of the sixteenth century.

Report Number:
Research Report
Dendrochronology Standing Building


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