Report number: 20/2012

Title 1, 3, and 5 Higher Street, Dartmouth, Devon: Tree-Ring Analysis of Timbers
Summary A total of sixteen timbers were sampled from various elements of the western side of the building complex fronting onto Higher Street, numbers 1, 3 and 5, including three major beams from the rear areas of these buildings. Two of the samples that had retained complete sapwood, matched with each other, and were found to have been from trees felled in the same year. One of these was from the northernmost rooms (1 Higher Street) and one from 3 Higher Street, showing that these two ceilings were likely to have been constructed at the same time. However, neither these, nor any other of the eleven series with sufficient rings to make measurement worthwhile, could be dated.
Series Research Department Reports
Pages 19
  • Bridge, M C
Keywords Dendrochronology ,  Standing Building