Tree-Ring Analysis of Timbers from the Church of St Mary Magdalene, East Ham, London Borough of Newham

Author(s): Richard Bond, Dr Martin Bridge

The church dates from the twelfth century and the roof of the apse at the end of the chancel was thought to have its original timber roof. The chancel and nave roofs were found to be post-medieval replacements and were not further studied. The apse roof was sampled but none of the few timbers cored subsequently dated. Careful observation of the timbers, however, revealed that the present roof had been taken down and reconstructed at least once, and some of the timbers bore circular-saw marks.

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Dendrochronology Standing Building


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