'Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire: Wood Identification of the ‘Bog Oak’ at the National Trust’s Visitor Centre'.
Author: Zoë Hazell
Published: 17 April 2023
A sample of an excavated subfossil ‘bog oak’ from Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, was analysed to identify its wood type. It was identified as a deciduous Quercus sp. (oak).
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'7 and 9 Market Street, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire: Further Dendrochronology and Radiocarbon Wiggle-Matching of Elm and Oak Timbers'.
Author(s): Dr Martin Bridge, Cathy Tyers, A Bayliss, Michael Dee, Sanne Palstra
Published: 13 March 2023
Radiocarbon dating was undertaken on samples from Nos. 7 and 9 to determine whether they were contemporaneous with those from No. 8. This demonstrated that two purlins from No. 7 were felled in cal AD 1386–1408 (95% probability), making them rather earlier than the fabric dated by dendrochronology in No. 8. A further six timbers from these buildings, however, were all probably felled in the early eighteenth-century.
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