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Hejde church, Gotland

Hejde (Vol. III) church about 27 km S of Visby. Ten samples from the belfry have been sent to me. Six of these have been dated. All the samples lack waney edge. The youngest year is found in sample no 9 where the outermost measured annual ring is dated 1465. According to a letter, the samples are taken from tie-beams at the crest of the belfry. If the shape and position of the timber had been clearly described, like: 'root end', 'top end', 'waney edge in the timber', 'weathered timber', 'position' etc., it might have been possible to get an upper limit of time when the trees were felled.