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Sotterley Mansion

Sotterley Mansion, Hollywood, St Mary’s County, Maryland (Latitude: 38.375725 / Longitude: -76.545625)


(a) Primary phase Felling Dates: Summer 1701 and Winter 1703/4


(b) West Wing Felling Dates: Spring and Summer 1715


(c) Knee walls in West Wing Felling Date: Winter 1723/4


(d) First Southern Extension Felling Dates: Winter 1731/2 and Summer 1732


(e) Raising of East Roof Slope over 1st Phase Felling Dates: Summer 1761 to Winter 1762/3


(f) Northern Extension Felling Dates: Summer 1768 to Winter 1769/70


(a) Rafters (11/13) 1703(7C, 10C, 11C2, 12C), 1701(10), 1700(8½C, 11½C), 1699(7), 1696(3), 1691; Joists (1/2) 1690; Clapboard 1696(2). (b) Rafters 1714(8½C, 9¼C, 10¼C, 11½C, 12¼C, 12½C), 1713(7). (c) Knee-wall stud 1723(22C). (d) Studs 1731(C2), 1703; Rafters (3/5) 1731(C, ½C), 1682; Ceiling joists (2/3) 1678, 1664; (e) Rafters 1762(C), 1761(½C); Collars 1760(½C); Collars 1760(½C), 1756; Strut 1759; (f) Stud 1769(C); Joists (1/5) 1768(½C); Rafters 1767(½C), 1757, 1653; Beam 1759; String 1768 (½C); Binder (0/1). Site Masters (a) 1601-1703 SOTx1 (oak) (t = 5.1 OMBx1; 4.6 PIEDMONT; 4.6 MONTP); (b+c) 1650-1723 SOTx2 (oak) (t = 5.1 PIEDMONT; 4.9 MONTP; 4.7 OMBx1); (d) 1573-1731 SOTx3 (poplar) (t = 8.0 SOTx45; 4.1 SOTx12); (e+f) 1583-1769 SOTx45 (poplar) (t = 6.2 VA023; 4.5 OMBx1; 4.4 PIEDMONT).

 

Link to Sotterley Plantation webpage here.


Miles, D H, and Worthington, M J, 2006 “The Tree-Ring Dating of Sotterley Mansion, Hollywood, Maryland”, ODL unpubl rep 2006/6



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