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Clover Hill Log Cabin

Timberneck, Hayes, Virginia (37.297548, -76.535859)

Primary House Felling Date: Summer 1797, Winter 1792/3, Winter 1783/4

Site Master 1693-1796 (yellow pine) TNVAx1 (t = 7.75 PJBS3; 6.95 VANC2018; 6.89 dmfas3). Individual sample 1726-1792 (oak) tnva11 (t = 6.68 WATCH; 6.12 WATVA; 5.72 silas). Individual sample 1674-1752 (oak) tnva13 (t = 8.06 BPTS; 7.65 PRS1; 7.43 WRNVx1).

Timberneck is a two-story, two-part, timber-framed building located in Hayes, Virginia, on a peninsula bordered by creeks flowing into the York River

Dendrochronological analysis has shown that the building was constructed from timbers felled in the summer of 1797, the winter of 1792/3, and the winter of 1783/4.

Worthington, M J and Seiter, J I 2021 “The Tree-Ring Dating of Timberneck, Hayes, Virginia”, unpublished Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory archive report 2021/25




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Jane Seiter, Ph.D

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