Dendrochronology: Martin Bridge

I started in dendrochronology on a PhD project funded by the then Science and Engineering Research Council on what was called a CASE studentship in collaboration with the Ancient Monuments Laboratory of the Department of the Environment - which is now part of English Heritage. For many years now I have carried out contract work for them - and produced a number of reports - these changing names over the years from Ancient Monuments Laboratory Reports, to Centre for Archaeology Reports, and currently EH Research Department Reports. These are available from English Heritage (Historic England from April 2015) for a small charge, or specific questions about a particular site may be addressed directly to me.

Ancient Monuments Laboratory Reports
3036 (Haddon-Reece, D. and Bridge, M. 1980) The tree-ring dating of Glastonbury Abbey Barn (interim report)
M.C. Bridge:
69/97 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Bruce Castle, Tottenham, London.
98/97 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Broomfield House, Enfield, London
97/97 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from 17 Gentleman's Row, Enfield, London
103/97 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Forty Hall, Enfield, London

4/98 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the barn at Old Farm, North Littleton, Worcestershire.
17/98 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Fyfield Hall, Essex
19/98 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Gosfield Hall, Essex
21/98 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the basement, Bruce Castle, Tottenham, London
24/98 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Addington House, Addington Village, Greater London
35/98 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the bellframe and bell chamber floor, church of St Peter and St Paul, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
37/98 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the Home Farm complex, Newdigate, Surrey
44/98 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Essex Lodge, Plaistow, London
52/98 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from 91-93 Church Street, Croydon.
59/98 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the Chicheley Chapel, St Andrew's Church, Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
76/98 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Wingfield Great Barn, Wingfield, Suffolk

7/99 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Wingfield College, Wingfield, Suffolk
8/99 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the kitchen at Little Braxted Hall, Little Braxted, Essex
10/99 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Boyes Croft Maltings, Great Dunmow, Essex
21/99 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from 15 High Street, Great Dunmow, Essex
26/99 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the nave roof, church of St John the Baptist, Bishopstone, Wiltshire
49/99 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the Isaac Lord complex, Ipswich, Suffolk
50/99 Tree-ring analysis of a cedar ( Cedrus libani ) from the grounds of Chiswick House, Burlington Lane, London
51/1999 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Abbey Farm Barn, Snape, Suffolk
55/1999 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Hill Hall, Theydon Mount, Essex

2/2000 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the Harwich Crane and Wheelhouse, Harwich, Essex
4/2000 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Brockley Hill Farmhouse, Stanmore, Middlesex
24/2000 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from 'The Priory', Church Lane, Tottenham, London Borough of Haringey
25/2000 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Croxley Hall Farm Barn, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
26/2000 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Lodge Farmhouse, Chevington, Suffolk
27/2000 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from St Andrew's Church, Ford, West Sussex
35/2000 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Abbas Hall, Great Cornard, Suffolk
51/2000 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Walpole Old Chapel, Walpole, Suffolk
52/2000 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Walnut Tree House, Luxted Road, Downe, Kent
62/2000 Tree-ring analysis of a timber from Portland Castle, Castleton, Dorset
67/2000 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the church of St John the Baptist, Great Clacton, Essex

Series continued as Centre for Archaeology Reports as of Jan 2001

18/2001 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Priory Barn, Little Wymondley, Hertfordshire
37/2001 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Gunton's Farmhouse, Garvestone, Norfolk
39/2001 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Glastonbury Abbey Barn, Somerset
43/2001 The Tree-ring Analysis of Timbers from the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Debenham, Suffolk
59/2001 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from 44 High Street, Bagshot, Surrey
60/2001 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the Post Mill, Drinkstone, Suffolk
77/2001 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the Church of St George of England, Toddington, Bedfordshire
82/2001 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the Ancient House, Church Lane, Walthamstow, London Borough of Waltham Forest
111/2001 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Hengrave Hall, Hengrave, Suffolk
112/2001 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the White Hart Hotel, Market Place, Spalding, Lincolnshire
114/2001 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Odda's Chapel, Deerhurst, Gloucestershire

2/2002 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Mill House, Bridge Street, Alpheton, Suffolk
10/2002 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from St Margaret's Hospital, Hamilton Road, Taunton, Somerset
11/2002 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Berwick Manor, Rainham, London Borough of Havering
17/2002 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Ashleworth Tithe Barn, Quay Lane, Ashleworth, Gloucestershire
30/2002 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from St George's Church, Great Bromley, Essex
47/2002 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the Chapel of St James, Kersey Road, Rose Green, Lindsey, Suffolk
55/2002 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from St Leonard's Chapel, Farleigh Hungerford Castle, Norton St Philip, Somerset
66/2002 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Lower Whatley Farmhouse, Otterford, Taunton Deane, Somerset
68/2002 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the Roof of St Anne's Chapel, Farleigh Hungerford Chapel, Norton St Philip, Somerset
76/2002 Tree-ring analysis of further timbers from the Isaac Lord Complex, Ipswich, Suffolk
77/2002 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Grange Farm Barn, Grove Road, Ingham, Near North Walsham, Norfolk
90/2002 Tree-ring analysis of further timbers from the North-West Wing, Hill Hall, Theydon Mount, Essex
93/2002 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Bromley Hall, Gillander Street, London Borough of Tower Hamlets
102/2002 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Meare Fish House, Potters Hatch, Meare, Somerset
103/2002 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Meare Manor Farmhouse, Meare, Somerset
110/2002 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Marlipins House, Shoreham-by-Sea High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex
114/2002 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Muchelney Abbey, Muchelney, near Langport, Somerset
10/2003 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the Great Hospital, Bishopgate, Norwich, Norfolk
13/2003 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Fiddleford Manor, Calf Close Lane, Sturminster Newton, Dorset
20/2003 Tree-ring analysis of two trees from Witley Court, Worcestershire
24/2003 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the Church of All Saints, Church Street, West Ham, London Borough of Newham
45/2003 Tree ring analysis of timbers from Buckshaw Hall, Euxton Lane, Chorley, Lancashire
47/2003 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Worden Old Hall, Euxton Lane, Chorley, Lancashire
65/2003 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Taunton Hall and Old Hall Ford, Newmarket Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire
72/2003 Tree-ring analysis of further timbers from Bromley Hall, Gillender Street, London Borough of Tower Hamlets
73/2003 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the church of St Mary Magdalene, East Ham, London Borough of Newham
76/2003 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Reigate Priory School, Bell Street, Reigate, Surrey
77/2003 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from St Catherine's Church, Batheaston, Somerset
85/2003 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Stubley Old Hall, Featherstall Road, Littleborough, Greater Manchester
1/2004 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the nave roof, St Andrew's Church, Cheddar, Somerset
5/2004 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the bellframe, Church of St mary, Church Street, Attelborough, Norfolk
15/2004 Tree-ring analysis of timbers for six buildings in Winchelsea, East Sussex
17/2004 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the nave roof, Church of St Laurence, the Borough, Holwell, Dorset
45/2004 (with D. Miles) Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Tickenham Court, Church Lane, Tickenham, near Nailsea, Somerset
59/2004 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the tower, St Andrew's Church, Wissett, Suffolk
60/2004 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the church of St Mary the Virgin, Strethall, Essex
79/2004 Tree-Ring Analysis of Timbers from the Hall Roof, West Gateway, and Gates at Fulham Palace, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
2005

13/2005 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the Abbey Barn, Boxley, Kent
14/2005 (Groves, C, Locatelli, C, and Bridge, M) Tree-ring analysis of oak timbers from Wymondleybury, Little Wymondley, Hertfordshire
33/2005 Tree-ring analysis of a Cedrus libani sample from Witley Court, Worcestershire
35/2005 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the church of St John the Baptist, Thaxted, Essex
38/2005 (D. Miles & M. Bridge) The tree-ring dating of the early medieval doors at Westmisnter Abbey, London
43/2005 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the post mill, Windmill Lane, Windmill Hill, Herstmonceux, East Sussex
53/2005 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the Ringing Chamber Floor to the Tower, Church of St Mary the Virgin, Axminster, Devon
55/2005 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Wolfeton Riding House, Charminster, Dorset
57/2005 (with D. Miles) Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Shrewsbury Castle, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
59/2005 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from 3 Queen Street, Colchester, Essex
62/2005 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the barn at St Leonard's Grange, Beaulieu, Hampshire
64/2005 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the Church of St Nicholas, Willingale Road, Fyfield, Essex

2006 Research Department Report Series:

5/2006 Howbury Barn, Moat Lane, Slade Green, London Borough of Bexley
7/2006 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Molineux Hotel, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
8/2006 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the former church of St Mary Magdalene, Boveney, near Eton, Buckinghamshire
12/2006 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from Park Farmhouse, Arbury Park, Nuneaton, Warwickshire
31/2006 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the church of St Peter and St Paul, Hambledon, Hampshire
36/2006 (with D. Miles) Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the Church of St Nicholas, Wilsford, Wiltshire
41/2006 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from The Grange, Grange Park, Northington, Hampshire
81/2006 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the Church of St Andrew, Pixley, Herefordshire
84/2006 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from The Barn, Butts Bank House, Broadwas, Worcestershire

2007
1/2007 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the barn, Court Farm, Aylton, Herefordshire
24/2007 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from All Saints’ Church, Culmington, Shropshire
25/2007 (with D. Miles) Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the south porch roof of the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire
28/2007 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the roof of the south aisle, All Saints’ Church, Gazeley, Suffolk
29/2007 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the spire and tower, St Mary’s Church, Kington, Herefordshire
38/2007 Tree-Ring Analysis of Timbers from the nave roof at St Mary’s Church, Beeston-next-Mileham, Norfolk
47/2007 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the nave and chancel roofs, St Mary’s Church, Shrawley, Worcestershire
48/2007 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from St Mary’s Church, King’s Pyon, Herefordshire.
66/2007 Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the Conference Centre, Whalley Abbey, Whalley, Lancashire
78/2007 Tree-ring Analysis of Timbers from the Spire and Tower, St Mary's Church, Bramford, Suffolk.

2008
3/2008 (with D. Miles) Tree-ring dating of the chests and fittings, Westminster Abbey, London 

9/2008 Upnor Castle, Upnor, Kent: tree-ring analysis of two oak trees 

14/2008 Tree-ring dating of the Church of St Mary Magdalen, Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen, Norfolk. 


15/2008 Tree-ring dating of timbers from the nave roof, church of St Andrew, Soham, Cambridgeshire. 

30/2008 St Mary's Church, Cratfield, Suffolk: tree-ring analysis of timbers from the bellframe and windlass 

38/2008 St Andrew's Church, Cheddar, Somerset: tree-ring analysis of further timbers from the nave roof and ceiling 

39/2008 Framlingham Castle, Framlingham, Suffolk: tree-ring analysis of living oak trees 

40/2008 Framlingham Castle, Suffolk: tree-ring analysis of timbers from the Poorhouse and gates 

46/2008 All Saints' Church, Kington Magna, Dorset: tree-ring analysis of timbers from the belfry floor.

80/2008 St Mary's Church, North Creake, Norfolk: tree-ring analysis of timbers from the belfry floor.

81/2008 White Horse Public House, 116 Green Street, Enfield, Middlesex: tree-ring analysis of short timber posts 

92/2008 Drinkstone Post Mill, Drinkstone, Suffolk: Tree-ring analysis of further timbers

2009

69/2009 Church of St Helen and St Giles, The Broadway, Rainham, London Borough of
Havering: tree-ring analysis of timbers from the south chancel door.

80/2009 St John’s Church, Oxborough, Norfolk: tree-ring analysis of timbers from the roof of
the Bedingfield Chapel.

82/2009 All Saints' Church, Sancton, nr Market Weighton, East Yorkshire; tree-ring analysis of
timbers from the belfry floor and bellframe

83/2009 Holy Trinity Church, North Tidworth, Wiltshire; tree-ring analysis of timbers from the
tower

84/2009 Boreham Henge, Old Hall, Boreham, nr Chelmsford, Essex: dendrochronological
analysis of oak timbers.

86/2009 St Nicholas's Church, Fundenhall, Norfolk: tree-ring analysis of timbers from the
belfry stage, door and door frame.

101/2009 All Saints' Church, Mettingham, Suffolk; tree-ring analysis of timbers from the tower

2010

36/2010 (Arnold, A., Howard, R., and Bridge M.C.) Nyetimber Farm Barns, Gay Street, West
Chiltington, nr Pulborough, West Sussex: tree-ring analysis of timbers.

41/2010 Church of St Peter and St Paul, Eye, Suffolk; tree-ring analysis of timbers from
the tower.

54/2010 Church of St Mary and St Milburgh, Offenham, Worcestershire; tree-ring analysis of
timbers from the tower 

75-2010 Derlyngham Tower, The Great Hospital, Bishopgate, Norwich, Norfolk; tree-ring analysis of timbers.

101-2010 (Hurford, M., Bridge, M.C. and Tyers, C.M.) King John's Hunting Lodge, Lacock, Wiltshire - tree-ring analysis of timbers. 

104-2010 (Hurford, M., Bridge, M. C. and Tyers, C. M.) The Old Rectory, Yatton Keynell, Wiltshire - tree-ring analysis of timbers.

105-2010 (Hurford, M., Bridge, M.C. and Tyers, C.M.) 11 Silver Street, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire - tree-ring analysis of timbers.

2011

32-2011 Church of All Saints, Edingthorpe, Norfolk: Tree-ring analysis of nave roof timbers.

33-2011 Pirton Grange, Shillington Road, Pirton, Hertfordshire: Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the gatehouse.

34-2011 Warren House, Warren Spinney, Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire: Tree-ring analysis of oak timbers

107-2011 (with Dan Miles) Wysdom Hall, 115 High Street, Burford, Oxfordshire: tree-ring analysis of timbers.

109-2011 The Jewel Tower, Abingdon Street, Westminster, London: tree-ring analsysis of timbers.

120-2011 Cockington Court, Cockington Lane, Cockington, near Torquay, Devon: tree-ring analysis of timbers

2012
9-2012 Church of St Lawrence, Church Lane, Mickleton, Gloucestershire: Tree-Ring Analysis of Timbers from the Bellframe.

10-2012 Church of St Mary, West Somerton, near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk: Tree-Ring Analysis of Timbers.

20-2012 1,3, and 5 Higher Street, Dartmouth, Devon: Tree-Ring Analysis of Timbers.

38-2012 Pengersick Castle, Pengersick Lane, Praa Sands, Penzance, Cornwall: Tree-Ring Dating of Oak Timbers.

41-2012 St Anne's Chapel, Paternoster Row, Barnstaple, Devon: Tree-ring Analysis of Oak Timbers from the roof and crypt.

2013

54-2013 The Bailiff's Cottage, St Osyth Priory, Burn Road, St Osyth, Essex: Tree-Ring Analysis of Timbers fro mthe roof.

2014

13-2014 Manor Farm Barn, Winterborne Clenston, Dorset: Tree-Ring Analysis of Oak Timbers.

19-2014 Purcombe Farmhouse, Batts Lane, Marshwood, Dorset: tree-ring analysis of timbers.

31-2014 Sherborne House, Newland, Sherborne, Dorset: tree-ring analysis of timbers from the Tudor Wing.

33-2014 Church of St Andrew, Whitestaunton, Somerset: tree-ring analysis of timbers from the bellframe and foundation beams.

Several are going through the Historic England system, and should be out soon!  (June 2015)