Hampshire Treasures

Volume 1 ( Winchester City District)

Page 227 - Oliver's Battery

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
Punchcard No.
Group A - Natural Features
Area of Botanical and Geological Interest
Yew Hill. West of Compton Down. Geological features include Belemnite fossils and flint pits. Prominent chalk escarpment, incised by dry valleys.     SU 454 266
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Viewing Point
North end of Old Kennels Lane. A splendid view unfolding as one nears the northern corner of lane - west to Farley Mount, south past Nan Trodd Hill to the hills beyond Romsey, and the New Forest.     SU 456 276
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Viewing Point
West end of Downlands Road. Extensive view embracing Winchester, St. Catherine's Hill, Deacon Hill, Cheesefoot Head, Morn Hill, etc.     SU 460 279
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Viewing Point
Compton Down, Bridleway No. 6, just before Parish Boundary. Panoramic view over wide area of downland. On a clear day the downs of Sussex can be seen as well as those to the north of the county.     SU 455 264
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Viewing Point
Footpath No. 7 at Parish Boundary. Good viewpoint embracing most important buildings in Winchester.     SU 463 274
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Badgers Farm. On boundaries of a triangular parcel of land, east of Olivers Battery and west of Whiteshute Lane. Various types of tree including four beech and one sycamore. Centred on grid reference.     T.P.O. No. 417
SU 462 273
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Tree Group
South end of Old Kennels Road. Group of elms on bridleway to Shawford via Hurdle Way. Seen to advantage from Port Lane.     SU 453 269
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Shelter Belt
Pine trees along Olivers Battery Road on right going south from junction with Old Kennel Lane. Integral part of track with beautiful views west and south.     SU 458 276
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Shelter Belts
North and west boundaries of caravan site. Larch, pine and beech. Quite striking in spring and autumn from distance.     SU 461 273
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Group B - Archaeological Sites and Remains
Stone Age
Macehead (Find)
Mesolithic quartzite pebble. Now in Tudor House Museum, Southampton. Ref: Archaeological News Letter. Vol. 4, No. 4, 1951, (Rankine), pp.53-55.     SU 459 278
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Iron Age
Settlement Site
Olivers Battery earthworks. Probably a Roman earthworks, on site of Iron Age settlement. O.S.A. No. SU42 NE26.     S.A.M. No. 57
SU 459 278
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