Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory - Maryland


Fugate House

Fugate House, Monkton, Maryland (39.592233, -76.568470)

(a) Repurposed timbers Felling dates: Winter 1763/4, Spring 1765, Summer 1765, Winter 1765/6

(a) Joists (5/5) 1765 (C), 1764 (½ C, ¼ C), 1763 (C), 1743. Site Master 1639-1765 FUGx1 (t = 7.02 whws4; 6.77 DRNx9; 6.49 ALLENS). Sample 1680-1764 fug3 (t = 5.27 CONCORD1; 5.19 SHPAx2; 5.11 cbc2)

The Fugate House is a single-story, stone structure with a finished attic and a raised English basement. The building is 18 feet wide by 24 feet long and is currently in ruins. Dendrochronological analysis has revealed that the building was constructed from repurposed timbers originally used to build a log cabin; the timbers were felled from the winter of 1763/4 to the winter of 1765/6, indicating that the Fugate House was built sometime after the winter of 1765/6.

Worthington, M J, and Seiter, J I, 2004 “The Tree-Ring Dating of the Fugate House, Monkton, Maryland”, ODL unpubl rep 2014/12.




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Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory

Michael Worthington
Jane Seiter, Ph.D

25 E. Montgomery St.
Baltimore, MD 21230