Hampshire Treasures

Volume 2 ( Basingstoke and Deane)

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
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Group A - Natural Features
Tree
St. Nicholas Churchyard. Ancient yew, girth 16 ft., with hollow trunk. Believed to be mentioned in Domesday Book.     SU 551 472
1825 19
Garden
The Fernery, Steventon Manor. Interesting small 'Fernery' garden believed to be Victorian and incorporating C.14 stones.     SU 549 471
1825 11
Group B - Archaeological Sites and Remains
Stone Age
Implement
Northwest of Round Wood. Polished stone axe found 1923 on the boundary of Steventon with Deane. May be seen in Basingstoke Museum. O.S.A. No. SU54 NE2. Ref: P.H.F.C., Vol. 9, 1920-5, p.385.     SU 561 487
1825 07
Flint Flakes
West of Hazeldown Copse. Scatters of Neolithic flint flakes found in the area. O.S.A. No. SU54 NW16.     SU 536 473
1825 02
Bronze Age
Probable Barrow
Misholt Copse. Small mound situated in dense woodland. Mutilated by rabbits and almost destroyed by track. O.S.A. No. SU54 NW22. Ref: P.H.F.C., Vol. 8, 1917-19, p.249.     SU 545 450
1825 05
Iron Age
Celtic Fields
Ashe Park Copse. Mainly ploughed out except for area at south end, where tynchets and field banks up to 1.5m in height remain. O.S.A. No. SU54 NW12. Ref: R.A.F. A.P.s CPE/UK/1973/4318-9, 3016-18, 3126-8.     SU 548 488
1825 01
Roman
Potsherds
School House. Fragments of pottery including Samian ware found in garden. O.S.A. No. SU54 NW19. Ref: P.H.F.C., Vol. 8, 1917-19, p.253.     SU 543 476
1825 04
Saxon
Cross Shaft
St. Nicholas Church. Discovered towards the end of the C.19 in the old walls on or near the site of the former Steventon Manor House. Stone measures 3 ft. 21/2 ins. high and 1 ft. 51/2 ins. wide and probably dates from the C.9. O.S.A. No. SU54 NW20. Ref: Saxon Architecture and Sculpture in Hampshire, 1951, (Green), p.44.     SU 550 471
1825 09
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