Report number: 166/2020

Title 1 Spring Street, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire: Tree-Ring Dating of Oak Timbers
Summary Six oak timbers were sampled for dendrochronology. The ring-width series from two pairs of samples cross-matched each other, but only the mean series from the tiebeam and collar of the north truss cross-matched securely with the reference data. The mean heartwood/sapwood boundary date for the two dated timbers was AD 1436, giving a likely felling date range of AD 1444–77. This is important within the context of the history of the town, as this represents another building constructed in the mid-fifteenth century around the perimeter of the Market Square.
Series Research Department Reports
Pages 21
  • Bridge, M C
  • Tyers, C
Keywords Dendrochronology ,  Standing Building