THE TREE-RING DATING OF BRIDGE TIMBERS FROM THE CONVENT DITCH, ABINGDON VINEYARD, ABINGDON, OXFORDSHIRE

Author(s): Daniel Miles

Twelve tree-ring samples were taken from eleven waterlogged bridge timbers excavated from the Convent Ditch in Abingdon Vineyard excavation site, Abingdon, Oxfordshire (SU 499 972). Eight of the timbers dated, six being combined to form a 114-year chronology spanning the years AD 1394-1507 and producing a precise felling date of spring AD 1508. The dating has also shown that associated elements including planking and stakes are from the same period of construction.

Report Number:
7/2000
Series:
AML Reports (New Series)
Pages:
18
Keywords:
Dendrochronology

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