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Orrell House

Orrell House, Williamsburg, Virginia (37.270177, -76.697728)

Primary House Felling Dates: Winter 1762/3, Summer 1762, Winter 1761/2

Site Master 1629-1762 (yellow pine) ORVAx1 (t = 9.66 gss1; 9.23 PHW; 8.95 BPVAx1).

The Orrell House is a two-story frame house with a gambrel roof, square plan, and single chimney stack located in Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area. Dendrochronological analysis has shown that the building was constructed from timbers felled in the winter of 1761/2, the summer of 1762, and the winter of 1762/3.

Worthington, M J and Seiter, J I 2022 “The Tree-Ring Dating of the Orrell House, Williamsburg, Virginia”, unpublished Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory archive report 2022/01




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Michael Worthington
Jane Seiter, Ph.D

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Baltimore, MD 21230