Tree-Ring Analysis of Timbers from Kibworth Harcourt Post-Mill, Kibworth Harcourt, Leicestershire

Author(s): Alison Arnold, Robert Howard, Cliff Litton

Core samples were obtained from 14 different beams at this site, these mainly being the major basal timbers, with some of the upper timbers being sampled too. Of these cores 13 were analysed by tree-ring dating. The analysis of these produced a single site chronology, KIBASQ01, comprising all 13 samples, and having a combined overall length of 192 rings. This site chronology was dated as spanning the years AD 1582 to 1773. Interpretation of the sapwood would indicate that all the dated timbers were cut in a single phase of felling in AD 1773. The analysis of the timbers would suggest that the mill may not be as old as had been believed.

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