Dendrochronology Database

Vernacular Architecture Group, 2000 (updated 2017)

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Vernacular Architecture Group (2017) Dendrochronology Database [data-set]. York: Archaeology Data Service [distributor] https://doi.org/10.5284/1039454

Introduction

This resource provides the tree-ring dates for over 3700 buildings in the United Kingdom, ranging from cathedrals to cottages and barns. The database holds period, location and reference information for each record. It also includes a few buildings that have been dated by high precision radiocarbon dating, and the names of buildings for which dating was attempted but not successful.

The database is compiled and maintained by the Vernacular Architecture Group and is based on the lists published annually in the journal Vernacular Architecture.

Bayton tree ring

Old School Cottage, Bayton, Worcestershire: Section of joist with 132 rings (in a distance of 8 cm), 1378-1509 (VA 27, p. 91).