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5148 Bulls Drive

5148 Bulls Drive, Cape Charles, Virginia (37.150355, -75.954486)

(a) Main House Felling Date: Spring 1789

(a) Floor joists (3/8) 1788 (¼C), 1772; Crossbeams (1/2) 1788 (¼C). Site Master 1672-1788 BULx1 (t = 6.64 WLVx1; 6.61 EYREHALL; 6.11 WRNVx1). Individual timber 1618-1788 bul5 (t = 5.42 EYREHALL; 5.21 WRNVx1; 4.96 VA2011).

The house at 5148 Bulls Drive is a large timber-framed structure with oak timbers forming the lower level of the framing and pine timbers throughout the rest of the building. Dendrochronological analysis has shown that the original structure was built in the spring of 1789 or shortly thereafter.

Worthington, M J and Seiter, J I 2012 The Tree-Ring Dating of 5148 Bulls Drive, Cape Charles, Virginia, unpublished Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory archive report 2012/12




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