Dendrochronology allows the exact calendar year in which each tree rings was formed to be established enabling the precise dating of trees and timbers.
We undertake both private and commercial commissions in dendrochronology throughout the UK: Most previous reports are available for purchase and these are listed on the Building page.
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of Leicester; its township comprises about 1172 acres, and in 1871 contained 1,040 persons, living in 232 houses. The Peculiar or Soke of Mountsorrel, which has jurisdiction over this and other parishes..belongs to H Parker Esq., son of the late Vice Chancellor Sir James Parker, as lord of the manor, in which he claims 1s in the pound on the value of all the copyhold lands, when they pass from one owner to another. Esq., are the principal owners of the soil, but the Fowke family has an estate in the parish. The WESLEYANS and PRIMITIVE METHODISTS and the GENERAL BAPTISTS have chapels here.The Court House is an ancient building with a pyramid roof, near the centre of thye village, In it the Commissionary Court of the Peculiar is opened every half year, and afterwards alternately adjourned to the Red Lion and Crown Inns. Many of the inhabitants are quarrymen and framework knitters; and the soil is various, some clay, some marl and some good barley land. The FREE SOHOOL was founded by Bartholomew Hickling, who in 1683 left a cottage and several pieces of land here, in trust for the education of 14 or 15 poor boys of Mountsorrel.The advowson was purchased by the present vicar in 1872. John the Baptist) is a large and handsome fabric, with an embattled tower and five bells, and contains several monuments of the Babington family. It is now owned by his eldest son, Harry Rainy Parker, Esq., who occupies the mansion, which has tasteful pleasure-grounds, and stands on the site of a Preceptory, or Commandery of Knights Templars to whom the manor was given by Henry III.It was partly restored in 1861 by the late vicar, at a host of £1000, and its complete restoration is now being carried out at a cost of £3,000. After the suppression of the Templars, it was given to the Knights Hospitallers of St. On the dissolution of the latter, the site and manor were given to Edward Cartwright, as noticed with Mountsorrel."[WHITE's "History, Gazetteer and Directory of the Counties of Leicester and Rutland." 3rd Edition 1877] Mountsorrel is a small town and a parish 105 miles north of London, just 2 miles north of Rothley and 7 miles north of Leicester city. The town is on rising ground on the west side of the Soar River.The Tree-Ring Services web-site provides further information on our services and dendrochronology and dendroclimatology research. Some of our more recent reports are listed below: Buildings we date by dendrochronology are generally also published in Vernacular Architecture and summaries of the typographic features are available from the Building Archaeological Research Database (BARD).
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