Dendrochronology - St Veep leads the way

Tuesday 20th June 2017

On Monday 12th June 2017 at 7-30pm the Lerryn History Society, under the leadership of their Chairman Mr Paul Weatherhogg, organised a special talk given by Dr. Joanna Mattingley entitled “Dendrochronology- St Veep leads the way”.

This fascinating talk centred on the science of reading the wood rings in timbers in order to determine their felling date to an accuracy of circa fifteen years, in order to access the building dates of churches and other historical buildings. It transpired that St Veep church was amongst the first in Cornwall to have this done and it would seem that St Veep is one of the oldest churches in the county being dated around 1488.

Some forty to fifty local people enjoyed this evening and tea, coffee and cakes were provided by “The Friends Of St Veep” on completion.



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