TREE-RING ANALYSIS OF OAK TIMBERS FROM CROWLE COURT BARN, NEAR WORCESTER, WORCESTERSHIRE
Author(s): J Hillam
Core samples were taken from the oak timbers in the three bays of this barn which are still standing. The elm timbers in and adjoining truss II, the second most northern truss, were not sampled since elm is not yet used for routine tree-ring dating in this country. Three timbers were dated to the medieval period: the two principal rafters from truss I, the northernmost truss, had a felling date range of AD 1354-1356, and a timber reused as a lower purlin in bay 2 was probably also of the same date. The tiebeams from trusses III and IV, and an intervening east wallplate, were early/mid-sixteenth century. The seven other dated timbers, the principal rafters from trusses III and IV and three purlins from bay 1, were felled in winter or early spring of AD 1589/1590.
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