Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory - Virginia


5148 Bulls Drive

South Garden House, Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, Virginia (38.708256, -77.088093)

Roof Structure Felling Date: Winter 1784/5

Site Master 1666-1784 (oak) SGHVAx1 (t = 7.38 DC-AREA; 6.83 MCYx4; 6.39 MDZ8). Individual sample sghva5 (oak) 1620-1725 (t = 7.10 MDZ8; 5.86 VA2011; 5.64 MTVx3).

The South Garden House is an octagonal, two-story brick structure with an octagonal bell-shaped roof.

Dendrochronological analysis has shown that the south garden house was built from timbers felled in the winter of 1784/5.

Worthington, M J and Seiter, J I 2017 The Tree-Ring Dating of the South Garden House, Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, Virginia, unpublished Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory archive report 2017/10




The Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory provides cutting-edge commercial dendrochronological services to homeowners, architectural historians, and cultural resource managers. READ MORE

Contact Information

Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory

Michael Worthington
Jane Seiter, Ph.D

25 E. Montgomery St.
Baltimore, MD 21230