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Lane Barn

Lane Barn (Holland Township Barn Survey #64), 110 Rummel Road, Holland Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey Block 16, Lot 4 (40.595511, -75.083145)

Felling Dates: Summer 1805 and Winter 1805/6

Posts (3/4) 1805 (C), 1804 (½C); Tie beams (2/4) 1805 (C), 1783; Struts (0/2). Site Master 1695-1805 LANEx1 (t = 9.82 HOLL2; 9.27 SVNJx1; 8.97 APGNJx1).

This ground-level, three-bay, swing beam barn (36’ x 25’) has been dismantled and incorporated into the frame of a much larger, two-level Standard Pennsylvania forebay bank barn. The original scribe-rule frame has hewn oak major components and braces, cambered tie beams in all bents, two-foot scribe marks and raising holes in all posts (Carla Cielo, pers. comm.).

The four reused bents of the older ground barn were the targets of dendrochronological analysis, which has shown that the original structure was built in the winter of 1805/6 or shortly thereafter.

Worthington, M J and Seiter, J I 2015 “The Tree-Ring Dating of the Lane Barn (Holland Township Barn Survey #64), Holland Township, New Jersey " unpublished Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory archive report 2015/13

This project was commissioned by Larry LaFevre and Carla Cielo of the Holland Township Historic Preservation Commission and funded by the New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC Minigrant 2015) and the Holland Township Committee.

A copy of the dendrochronological report for this building can be found here.

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Michael Worthington
Jane Seiter, Ph.D

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Baltimore, MD 21230