Dendrochronology Database

Vernacular Architecture Group, 2000 (updated 2018)

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Introduction

This resource provides the tree-ring dates for over 4200 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).

Vernacular Architecture Group

The Vernacular Architecture Group was formed in 1952 to further the study of lesser traditional buildings. The Group has over 600 members, including some 50 overseas members, and a number of affiliated groups and exchanging societies. Membership is open to anyone interested in vernacular architecture. Members are involved in all aspects of the recording and study of vernacular buildings including detailed local or regional surveys, studies of particular types of buildings, building materials and techniques, documentary evidence and principles of development.

Other VAG collections include:

Contact details:

VAG Membership Secretary
7 Out Westgate
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk IP33 3NZ
Email: membership-secretary@vag.org.uk