Dating welsh houses

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An analysis of these results in the context of the economic and social changes of the sixteenth century by Richard Suggett and members of the Dating Old Welsh Houses Group will be published by the Royal Commission in autumn 2014.By Richard Suggett, Senior Investigator Historic Buildings Subscribe to the Heritage of Wales News and sign up for the full feed RSS, just click this RSS button and subscribe!

Numerous other houses have been dated and the results are now available on Coflein.

This weekend is the 75th anniversary of the stranding of more than 20 pilot whales along the shore of the Conwy Estuary, mainly at Deganwy.

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Date inscriptions on a few of the houses, added after 1570, have helped.“Occasionally we’ve been able to test it against the date inscription and, sure enough, the timber was felled a year or two before the date,” enthuses Suggett.“You get a core about the size of a pencil from the roof.” In the book, readers can see the sample point marked with a red target.“It’s accurate to the season, that’s what’s so amazing. More from Culture24's Archaeology section: Radiocarbon tests on charcoal reveals Iron Age remains which could be linked to Romans in Scotland Double burial and warrior body discovered as archaeologists find 21 Saxon skeletons in Suffolk village Archaeologists in Palaeolithic Kent face race against time to reveal Neanderthal climate DISCLAIMER: Reader comments posted at are the opinion of the comment writer, not Culture24.

It answers, at last, that question – how old is the house? Culture24 reserves the right to withdraw or withhold from publication any comments that are deemed to be hearsay or potentially libellous, or make false or unsubstantiated allegations or are deemed to be spam or unrelated to the article at which they are posted.

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