500 years in timber: The Tilley Timber Project
Professor George Nash
Thursday 7.30 pm 20th May 2021
Between 2014 and 2018, the Heritage Lottery Fund provided a grant to undertake one of the largest dendrochronology clusters in the British Isles, involving 30 + timber-framed buildings. The buildings of Tilley Village, many of them Listed are present on an estate plan of 1631.
The fieldwork element of the project obtained at least 20 samples from each building. The results revealed that many of the buildings dated between the late 16th and early 17th centuries. The project was officially completed in 2018 with the publication of several articles, a book and the lasting legacy of the formation of the Tilley Conservation Area.