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Rigg Buckley Log House

Rigg Buckley Log House, Centreville, Virginia (38.830488, -77.374575)

Primary Phase: Log House, West Pen Felling Date: Spring 1822, Summer 1822, Winter 1822/3, Summer 1823

Secondary Phase: East Pen Addition Felling Date: Winter 1826/7, Winter 1827/8

Site Master 1692-1827 (oak) RBLVAx1 (t = 10.77 DC-AREA2; 10.36 MDZ7; 10.20 ARC).

Rigg Buckley Log House started out as a single pen log house, an addition was constructed on the east side at a later date.

Dendrochronological analysis has shown that the primary building (west pen) was constructed from timbers felled in the spring of 1822, summer of 1822, winter of 1822/3, and summer of 1823. The addition to log building has been found to be made from timbers felled in the winter of 1826/7 and the winter of 1827/8.

Worthington, M J and Seiter, J I 2019 "The Tree-Ring Dating of Rigg Buckley Log House, Centreville, Virginia " unpublished Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory archive report 2019/03.




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Michael Worthington
Jane Seiter, Ph.D

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