Tree-Ring Analysis of Timbers from St Catherine's Church, Batheaston, Somerset

Author(s): Dr Martin Bridge

Two possible phases were investigated, the beam across the chancel arch, and the chancel roof. The chancel roof timbers were assessed as very marginal for dendrochronology, having few rings, and the chancel arch beam was difficult to assess because of its mouldings and orientation. Cores were extracted from this beam and five chancel roof timbers, but sampling then stopped as the most promising timbers failed to yield cores with sufficient rings. The longest sequence gained was only 59 rings, none of the sequences matched each other, and they could not be dated independently.

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CfA Reports
Dendrochronology Standing Building


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