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Church of St Helen, South Wheatley, Nottinghamshire: Tree-Ring Analysis of Timbers from the Bellframe and Supporting Structure

Bridge, MC; (2015) Church of St Helen, South Wheatley, Nottinghamshire: Tree-Ring Analysis of Timbers from the Bellframe and Supporting Structure. (Historic England Research Report Series 25 ). Historic England: Portsmouth, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

Two beams supporting the bellframe were sampled but could not be dated. Nine bellframe timbers were sampled and found to cross-match, with three pairs of timbers each being found to have been derived from an individual parent tree. Thus, six series were combined to form a site chronology that was subsequently dated to the period AD 1579–1665. One timber retained complete sapwood and was found to have come from a tree felled in the summer AD 1666, whilst a second tree had detached sapwood, with very few missing rings, suggesting a felling date in the period c AD 1666–70. The other samples have similar likely felling dates and thus appear to be coeval, suggesting construction of the bellframe also occurred in the period AD 1666–70. Fragments of roof timbers and a screen were not sampled as they were found to have too few rings.

Type: Report
Title: Church of St Helen, South Wheatley, Nottinghamshire: Tree-Ring Analysis of Timbers from the Bellframe and Supporting Structure
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://research.historicengland.org.uk/Report.aspx...
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © Historic England 2015.
Keywords: Dendrochronology, Standing building
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology > Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1476190
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