Hampshire Treasures

Volume 2 ( Basingstoke and Deane)

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
Punchcard No.
Group A - Natural Features
Site of Natural Interest
Burghclere Beacon. Chalk grassland with an extensive and scientifically important area of chalk scrub, which includes juniper among the dominant species.     N.P. Act
S.S.S.I.
A.O.N.B.
SU 458 568
2103 38
Downland
Ladle Hill. Good chalk downland with fine flora .and insects.     N.P. Act
A.O.N.B.
SU 480 570
2103 47
Nature Reserve
Burghclere, old limeworks. Abandoned quarry with good chalkland flora and fauna. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Naturalists' Trust nature reserve. Access by permit only.     N.P. Act
A.O.N.B.
SU 472 573
2103 48
Trees
Earlstone Common.     T.P.O. No. 783
SU 479 618
2103 49
Trees
Harts Lane.     T.P.O. No. 695
SU 469 611
2103 50
Trees
The Rectory.     T.P.O. No. 65
B.D.B.
SU 472 609
2103 51
Group B - Archaeological Sites and Remains
Stone Age
Implements
Litchfield Down. Palaeolithic flint axe found at foot of escarpment. Present whereabouts not known. O.S.A. No. SU45 NE17.     N.P. Act
A.O.N.B.
SU 463 555
2103 21
Implements
Earlstone Manor Farm. Brown iron stained flint axe with wide cutting edge found in field. Present whereabouts not known. O.S.A. No. SU46 SE3.     SU 482 603
2103 35
Bronze Age
Burials
Ridgemoor Farm. Two skeletons, nails, glass fragments and pottery found 1867. O.S.A. No. SU45 NE1. Ref: 1. The Antiquaries Journal, 2nd Series, Vol. 4, 1867-70, pp. 125-7. Ref: 2. V.C.H., Vol. 1, p.344.     N.P. Act
A.O.N.B.
SU 468 592
2103 14
Earthworks
Crossing northern spur of Beacon Hill. Cross ridge dyke or 'covered way'. Visible in parts on air photographs. O.S.A. No. SU45 NE36. Ref: R.A.F. A.P.s CPE/UK/1931/30/41-2.     N.P. Act
S.S.S.I.
A.O.N.B.
SU 455 576
2103 29
Round Barrow
150 yds. south of Beacon Hill Camp.     S.A.M. No. 318
N.P. Act
S.S.S.I.
A.O.N.B.
SU 458 569
2103 36
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