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Phillip's Barn

Phillip's Barn, Milford, New Jersey (40.629952, -75.108040)

a) Primary Barn Felling Dates: Spring 1823, Summer 1823, Winter 1823/4

b) Barn Enlargement Felling Dates: Winter 1843/4, Summer 1844

Site Master 1678-1843 (oak) PHNJx2 (t = 11.35 HOLL2; 9.89 SVNJx1; 9.43 LANEx1).

The Phillips Barn has been interpreted as a ground-level, two-bay barn that was dismantled and incorporated into the frame of a much larger, two-level Pennsylvania forebay bank barn. The original scribe rule frame was marked with red pencil lines when it was reassembled.

Dendrochronological analysis has shown that the primary structure was built from timbers felled in the spring of 1823, the summer of 1823, and the winter of 1823/4. The barn was later enlarged with timbers that were felled in the winter of 1843/4 and the summer of 1844.

Worthington, M J and Seiter, J I 2017 The Tree-Ring Dating of Phillips Barn (Holland Township Barn Survey #65), 5 Amsterdam Road, Holland Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, unpublished Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory archive report 2017/17




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