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Dunster West Street Cruck Beam 3D Model
Dig Village, Dunster, June 2016 22 West Street
C14th cruck beam, facing N in the intial view, with street on the E side.
This ancient beam was one of two still in situ in the roof space of a house on West Street. At some point, the roof had been raised to a slightly greater height, and this beam was left in place, isolated. This provided a good opportunity to walk around it.
It has suffered over time, with a splint added to maintain it’s integrity, but it no longer offers any structural support to the roof. Soot blackening on one side, and beneath shows evidence of a hearth below, from a time when the building was still a hall space, and the roof was visible from the ground level.
Dendrochronology dated the beam to an oak felled in the spring of 1377.
Captured on 05-06-2016 am