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Bray-Digges House

Bray-Digges House, Williamsburg, Virginia (37.272413, -76.708258))

Primary Log Cabin Felling Date: Winter 1759/60, Spring 1760

Site Master 1612-1759 (white oak) DHWVAx1 (t = 7.02 EASTVA; 6.96 WRNVx1; 6.63 MCYx4).

According to Ackerman (2005: 9), the Digges House was originally constructed in Williamsburg, VA, as “a three-bay, center-hall house, one room deep with a gable roof pierced by six dormer windows, located on the southeast corner of Prince George and North Boundary streets. The gable ends are broken by external end chimneys.” In the early 1900s, the roof was changed to a gambrel construction and the building was relocated to 524 Prince George Street.

Dendrochronological analysis has shown that the building was constructed from timbers felled in the winter of 1759/60 and the spring of 1760.

Worthington, M J and Seiter, J I 2020 “The Tree-Ring Dating of the Bray-Digges House, Williamsburg, Virginia”, unpublished Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory archive report 2020/08




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Jane Seiter, Ph.D

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