Hampshire Treasures

Volume 3 ( Hart and Rushmoor)

Page 147 - Odiham

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
Punchcard No.
Group F - Historical or Literary Associations
Castle (Remains)
Odiham Castle. Built as a hunting lodge by King John and used by him as a stopping place on the way from Windsor to Winchester. From here he set out for Runnymede to pledge himself to the Barons' Magna Carta. The Castle withstood siege in the C.13 when the Dauphin of France invaded England. King David of Scotland was a prisoner here in the C.14. O.S.A. No. SU75 SW11. Ref: 1. Castles of Great Britain, 1953, pp.103-4. Ref: 2. Field Archaeology as Illustrated by Hampshire, 1915, pp.67-9, 388. Ref: 3 Buildings of England; Hants. and I.O.W., (Pevsner and Lloyd), p.360.     S.A.M. No. 55
T. & C.P. Act
SU 724 518
2013 97
Nos 1-9. Sir Edward More of Odiham built eight almshouses and by his will (1623) endowed them. They were pulled down after his death and the present almshouses were built by his trustees. There are now seven residences administered by trustees for aged tenants. The alms houses have no name. O.S.A No. SU75 SW15. Ref: 1. The Visitors Guide to Odiham, 1953, pp.21, 33. Ref: 2. Buildings of England; Hants. and I.O.W., (Pevsner and Lloyd), p.364.     T. & C.P. Act
SU 740 508
2013 77
Frenchmans and Frenchmans Cottage, Nos. 33 and 31, High St. Used to house French prisoners during the Napoleonic Wars.     T. & C.P. Act
SU 742 511
2013 42
The Priory, No. 184, High Street. Incorporated the remains of what is traditionally believed to have been a C.15/16 royal palace which may have been destroyed during the Civil War. O.S.A. No. SU75 SW13.     T. & C.P. Act
SU 738 510
2013 37
Lodge Farmhouse. Believed to date from Tudor times. Built as one of the lodges of the deer-park attached to the palace of Odiham. Two mediaeval keys and a C.12/13 cooking pot have been found in the orchard. O.S.A. No. SU75 SW10.     T. & C.P. Act
SU 736 525
2013 95
Charnel House (Pest House)
South of All Saints churchyard. An old single storey building. Brick with tiled roof. Built to house sufferers from the plague.     T. & C.P. Act
SU 740 508
2013 75
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