Hampshire Treasures

Volume 1 ( Winchester City District)

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
Punchcard No.
Hill Fort
Cranbury Park. O.S.A. No. SU42 SW8. Ref: P.H.F.C., 1948.     SU 444 233
2618 32
Soil mark. Open farmland. O.S.A. No. SU42 NW15.     SU 438 289
2618 45
Dark Age
Burial Site
Dark Age inhumation. O.S.A. No. SU42 NW12. Ref: Winchester City Museum.     SU 403 286
2618 43
Hill Fort (Remains)
Merdon Castle. Some remains of keep. Motte and bailey of C.12. Probable site of Iron Age hill fort. Merdon was centre of the Hundred of Buddlesgate. Deserted mediaeval settlement. Now in grounds of Hursley Park. O.S.A. No. SU42 NW4. Ref: 1. Field Archaeology, 1915. (Williams Freeman), pp.255-258, 384. 2. V.C.H., Vol. 3, pp.401, 418.     S.A.M. No. 50
SU 420 265
2618 10
Post Norman
Deserted Mediaeval Village
Farley Chamberlayne. An isolated church, a farm and cottage remain at the site. Originally in the Hundred of King's Somborne. Centred on grid reference. Ref: V.C.H., Vol. 1, p.499, Vol. 4, pp.443-5.     SU 395 275
2618 66
Period Unknown
Crop Mark
Nothing visible at ground level. O.S.A. No. SU42 NW6.     SU 420 284
2618 39
Near old field boundary, date not known. O.S.A. No. SU32 NE11.     SU 395 274
2618 48
Boundary Bank
A length of deer park boundary bank in Hursley Park. Centred on grid reference.     S.A.M. No. 349
SU 425 261
2618 65
Group D - Buildings, Monuments and Engineering Works
St. John's Church, Farley Chamberlayne. Norman. Small building of flint and stone. Plain arched light windows in nave, altered C.18. Early English west window, Norman south doorway with grotesque ornament. Mediaeval door and lock. Many tombs of the St. John family. Isolated on high plateau with extensive views. Approach from west is along short avenue.     T. & C.P. Act
SU 397 274
2618 09
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