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Great Gransden Windmill, Mill Road, Great Gransden, Cambridgeshire: tree-ring dating of oak timbers

Bridge, MC; (2015) Great Gransden Windmill, Mill Road, Great Gransden, Cambridgeshire: tree-ring dating of oak timbers. (Historic England Research Report Series 23-2015 ). Historic England

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Abstract

Thirteen samples were taken from this mill, including one ex situ timber of uncertain origin lying on the upper floor. Six of the nine samples considered suitable for analysis were successfully dated. Three dated timbers from the buck appear to be coeval and have a likely felling date range of AD 1803–32. The dated right sheer appears to be a little older with a likely felling date range of AD 1768–1800, whilst the windshaft is slightly later with a likely felling date range of AD 1845–77. The final dated timber is the main-post, which is clearly substantially earlier. Its outermost ring potentially marks the heartwood-sapwood boundary in which case a felling date range of AD 1628–60 is obtained.

Type: Report
Title: Great Gransden Windmill, Mill Road, Great Gransden, Cambridgeshire: tree-ring dating of oak timbers
Publisher version: http://research.historicengland.org.uk/Report.aspx...
Language: English
Keywords: Dendrochronology, Standing Building, Windmill
UCL classification: UCL
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10025905
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