Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory - Virginia


Bushy Park

Bushy Park, Haymarket, Virginia (38.836580, -77.632342)

Main House Felling Date: Winter 1798/9

Ceiling Joists (2/3) 1798 (C); Braces (2/3) 1798 (C); Stud (1/1) 1798 (C); Post (2/3) 1798 (C); Site Master 1590-1798 (oak) BUSHx1 (t = 9.21 DCAREA2; 9.16 VA2011; 8.46 MARYLAND).

The structure is a three bay, one and a half stories high, Virginia style home with a gable roof. The home stands on a stone foundation to create cellar, with a center front and back doorway and a single window flanking each side. There is a large chimney on each gable end, creating fireplaces on each end – on both floors. There are large windows on the first floor flanking the fireplaces, and two small windows on either side of the fireplace on the second floor. The building has been moved to its present location.

Dendrochronological analysis has shown that the original structure was built in the winter of 1798/9 or shortly thereafter.

Worthington, M J and Seiter, J I 2011 “The Tree-Ring Dating of Bushy Park, Haymarket, Virginia”, unpublished Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory archive report 2016/01




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Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory

Michael Worthington
Jane Seiter, Ph.D

25 E. Montgomery St.
Baltimore, MD 21230