Window glass and the Gower house (15lv178): An application of Donald Ball's dating formula.
Rivers, Sara J. (1999). Window glass and the Gower house (15lv178): an application of Donald Ball's dating formula. -- Lambda Alpha Journal, v.29, p.44-53.
For archaeologists, the value of window glass is related primarily to its potential to provide dates for a site. This makes window glass particularly valuable at Gower House because the earliest records of Gower House, including documentation of its construction were destroyed in a fire in 1831 (Berryman 1997). While many dates have been proposed for the construction of Gower House, none have proven definitive. Thus, the objective of this study is to determine construction date, and to explore other characteristics of window glass that may provide additional information about the Gower House.