Site Event/Activity record ELI13352 - Tattershall Castle, Sleaford Road, Tattershall

Location

Grid reference Centred TF 2110 5759 (73m by 38m)
Civil Parish TATTERSHALL, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE

Technique(s)

  • Tree-ring Analysis

Organisation

Historic England

Date

From 01 Jan 2015 to 30 Jun 2018 (at some time)

Map

Description

A dendrochronological study was conducted on samples taken of oak timbers from three of the moat bridges at Tattershall Castle. Tree-ring analysis indicated that all of the sampled timbers were of relatively modern date, being felled no earlier than the late 19th or early 20th centuries. It was therefore thought likely that the current bridges were all constructed as part of the restoration works undertaken by Lord Curzon, following his acquisition of the site in the early 1910s. Later dates from some of the sampled timbers indicate that the bridges were subject to several phases of repair works during the late 20th century. Samples were also taken from three ex situ timbers on public display in the basement of the castle tower. Only one of these samples could be successfully dated, however, giving a felling date of 1406-31. The original function and location of these timbers is not clearly known, although the felling date might suggest that this timber derived from the Cromwell ownership and re-building of the site. {1}

Sources/Archives (1)

  •  Report: Historic England. 2018. Tattershall Castle, Sleaford Road, Tattershall. -.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Tattershall Castle (Monument)

Record last edited

Mar 28 2020 1:53PM

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