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Wilton, Middlesex County, Virginia (37.529683, -76.423229)

Primary house Felling Dates: Spring 1760, Winter 1760/1, Summer 1762, Winter 1762/3, Summer 1763, Winter 1763/4

Stair string (2/2) 1762 (C), 1761; Stud (1/2) 1761 (½C); Staircase ledger (0/1); Floor joist (1/3) 1762 (½C); Ceiling joist (7/10) 1740, 1756, 1759 (½C), 1760 (C), 1762 (C), 1763 (C). Site Master 1597-1763 WLVx1 (t = 8.52 MONTP; 8.31 PIEDMO; 8.04 EYREHALL).

Wilton is a T-shaped brick house in Flemish bond topped by a gambrel roof with dormers in Middlesex County, Virginia. The five-bay front section features a front passage with a main room on either side, while the adjoining three-bay back section contains the staircase and two rooms divided by a double chimney stack. Dendrochronological analysis has shown that the original structure was built in one single phase from timbers that were felled and stockpiled over a three-and-a half-year span from the summer of 1760 through to the winter of 1763/4.

Worthington, M J and Seiter, J I 2013 The Tree-Ring Dating of Wilton, Middlesex County, Virginia , unpublished Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory archive report 2013/02

Wilton House Webpage here




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Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory

Michael Worthington
Jane Seiter, Ph.D

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Baltimore, MD 21230