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Badsey, High Street No 4 - Dendrochronological Analysis of 4 High Street


"Dendrochronological Analysis of Oak Timbers from 4 High Street, Badsey, Evesham, Worcestershire, England, Tree-Ring Services Report: EVHS/08/08", by A K Moir, Tree-Ring Services, Plough House, 49 High Street, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 0NE, The report contains 24 pages of analysis, the summary stating: "4 High Street consists of the northern half of a large ornately panelled building, located on the main street of the village of Badsey, just outside Evesham. No detailed building analysis has been undertaken, but 4 High Street incorporates what appears to be a 3½ bay chimney house. The posts are without jowls. There are small square panels in the wall framing and straight down braces, the front has elaborate decorative panelling. The roof has been modified and raised to make another floor. There is a large lateral chimney. Of the 13 samplese taken from 4 High Street, seven ared dated to form a 140-year chronology spanning AD 1447 to AD 1586. One other sample was individually dated and produced a sequence spanning AD 1400 to AD 1487. Four precise felling dates in the winter of AD 1586/7 and another in the spring of AD 1586, together with a probable felling date in AD 1583, indicate that construction occurred as a single phase in AD 1587 or soon after. A fifth timber with a precise felling date in the spring of AD 1573 may have been from a windthrown tree."

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21 cm x 29.7 cm
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24 sheets of A4 with plastic cover and card back, comb bound
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