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Tables of Tree-Ring Dated Buildings in England and Wales

Since 1980 lists of tree-ring dating reports have been published by the Vernacular Architecture Group in their annual journal Vernacular Architecture. Tree-ring dates and reports can now be referred to in individual volumes of Vernacular Architecture, on-line via the Archaeology Data Service web site, and on-line at some tree-ring dating laboratory web sites. These resources establish the felling dates and date-ranges of timbers employed in more than 3500 discrete building phases. In addition to dating individual building phases, the data is becoming sufficiently robust to enable comparative studies to be made.

Tables for data up to 2011 were originally compiled as the background data for ‘Structural trends in English Medieval Buildings: new insights from dendrochronology’, VA 43 (2012). The tables served as additional references to the sources employed in the compilation of that paper, which illustrates several applications of the systematically organised data now available.

As the tables facilitate access to such a large academic resource, the VAG is making them more widely available via this web page. The tables are available in two forms: NATIONAL LISTS arranged mainly by half-century and COUNTY LISTS approximately in chronological order. The tables were updated in October 2016.

Please note: Before using the index for the first time you are recommended to read or print the INTRODUCTION AND GUIDANCE document, which includes a key to the abbreviations used on the tables.


INTRODUCTION AND GUIDANCE

ENGLAND (tables revised October 2016)
NATIONAL LISTS by date: COUNTY LISTS:
850-1099

1100-1149

1150-1199

1200-1249

1250-1299

1300-1349

1350-1399

1400-1449

1450-1499

1500-1549

1550-1599

1600-1649

1650-1699

1700-1749

1750-1799

1800+

Bedfordshire
Berkshire
Buckinghamshire
Cambridgeshire
Cheshire
Cornwall
Cumberland and Westmorland
Derbyshire
Devon
Dorset
Durham
Essex
Gloucestershire
Hampshire
Herefordshire
Hertfordshire
Kent
Lancashire
Leicestershire
Lincolnshire
London
Middlesex
Norfolk
Northamptonshire
Northumberland
Nottinghamshire
Oxfordshire
Shropshire
Somerset
Staffordshire
Suffolk
Surrey
Sussex East
Sussex West
Warwickshire
Wiltshire
Worcestershire
Yorkshire

WALES (tables revised October 2016)
NATIONAL LISTS by date: COUNTY LISTS:

1100-1399

1400-1449

1450-1499

1500-1549

1550-1599

1600-1649

1650-1699

1700+

Anglesey
Brecknock
Caernarfonshire
Cardiganshire
Carmarthenshire
Denbighshire
Flintshire
Glamorgan
Merionethshire
Monmouthshire
Montgomery
Pembrokeshire
Radnorshire

© Vernacular Architecture Group 2016

These files may be copied for personal use, but may not be published or further distributed without written permission from the Vernacular Architecture Group.

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