Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory - Virginia


5148 Bulls Drive

Clifton House, Warrenton, Virginia (38.781761, -77.801736)

Primary House Felling Date: Summer 1815, Winter 1816/7

Site Master 1623-1816 (white oak) CHVAx1 (t = 9.97 WATCH; 9.47 HQFx; 8.77 HQFx2).

Clifton House is farmhouse located in Warrenton, Virginia. The surviving elements from its original construction phase include a parlour with a room above it and a chimneystack. The original roof structure was removed when the building was enlarged.

Dendrochronological analysis has shown that the primary house structure was built from trees felled in the summer of 1815 and the winter of 1816/7.

Photograph credit: Cheryl Hanback Shepherd

Worthington, M J and Seiter, J I 2017 The Tree-Ring Dating of Clifton Haouse, Warrenton, unpublished Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory archive report 2017/08




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Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory

Michael Worthington
Jane Seiter, Ph.D

25 E. Montgomery St.
Baltimore, MD 21230