Hampshire Treasures

Volume 2 ( Basingstoke and Deane)

Page 6 - Ashmansworth

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
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Group F - Historical or Literary Associations
House (Site)
Well Meadow, Crux Easton. Earthworks and under- ground brick-arch tunnels at the end of ancient avenue of limes may perhaps be site of writer Edward Lisle's house. Famous as the author of 'Observations in Husbandry'.     N.P. Act
SU 426 563
2101 15
Grotto (Site)
Grotto Copse. Built by the nine daughters of Edward Lisle circa 1700. Nothing remains except a few broken tiles and bricks. Alexander Pope, a frequent visitor to the Lisle House composed a poem about the grotto. Ref: V.C.H., Vol. 4, p.311.     N.P. Act
SU 435 569
2101 14
Crux Easton House, formerly The Rectory. Home of Geoffrey de Havilland in his youth, when his father was rector of Crux Easton. He test flew aircraft in and around the parish and later designed the Tiger Moth aircraft. A field is still named after him. Oswald Mosley the Blackshirt Leader was interned here during the 1939-45 war.     N.P. Act
SU 424 561
2101 3A
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