Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory - Virginia



Wellington, 7211 Wellington Neck Road, Franktown, VA (37.49183, -75.91165)

(a) Felling Dates: Primary house Spring 1763, Winter 1763/4

(b) Felling Date: Secondary framed section After 1789

(a) Joists (5/8) 1762, 1763 (¼C, C); Crossbeams (2/2) 1729, 1747. (b) Brace (0/1); Post (3/3) 1781, 1786, 1789. Site Master 1611-1763 WNRVx1 (t = 9.96 EYREHALL; 9.89 MONTP; 9.53 PIEDMO). Site Master 1656-1789 WNRVx2 (t = 5.91 WNRVx1; 5.44 EYREHALL; 4.84 MONTP)

Wellington is a four-bay brick house, enlarged and improved with a later frame addition and further expansions to the south end of the building in the mid-19th century. A dendrochronological study of Wellington was undertaken in an attempt to date the primary and secondary ranges of the building.

Dendrochronological analysis has shown that the primary brick structure was built in the winter of 1763/4 or shortly thereafter, with the secondary framed structure added sometime after 1789.

Worthington, M J and Seiter, J I 2012 The Tree-Ring Dating of Wellington, Wellington Neck, Franktown, Virginia, unpublished Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory archive report 2012/08.




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Michael Worthington
Jane Seiter, Ph.D

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