Hampshire Treasures

Volume 5 ( New Forest)

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
Punchcard No.
Group A - Natural Features
Area of Ecological Importance
Breamore Marsh. An important surviving manorial green still in use for grazing. Grassland flora, whilst limited, is of interest in the extent its species composition is derived from its grazing history. The marsh and ponds are exceptionally rich in aquatic flora. Area centred on grid reference.     N.P. Act
S.S.S.I.
SU 156 181
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Area of Ecological Importance
Avon Valley. Flood plain has important fauna, flora and birdiife. Winter flooding provides an important wildfowl resort.     SU 165 180
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Group B - Archaeological Sites and Remains
Stone Age
Long Barrow
Giants Grave', Breamore Down. Originally 65m. long and 26m. wide with flanked ditches. Now partly mutilated. No trace of ditches due to ploughing. O.S.A. No. SU12 SW50. Ref: Buildings of England; Hants. and I.O.W., (Pevnser and Lloyd), p.144. Ref: 2. The Archaeology of Wessex, 1958, (Grinsell), p.40. Ref: 3. P.H.F.C., Vol. 14, 1938, (Grinsell), p.205.     S.A.M. No. 35
SU 138 200
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Probable Long Barrow
South west of North Charford Down Farm. 120ft. long, 90ft. wide and 4ft. high. No side ditches visible. O.S.A. No. SU11 NE4. Ref: 1. Neolithic Wessex 1932. Ref: 2. P.H.F.C., Vol. 14, 1938-40, (Grinsell), p.205.     SU 151 198
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Bronze Age
Bowl Barrow
Breamore Estate. 10.0m. in diameter and 0.7m. high. No trace of a ditch. In a small wooded area, now overgrown by trees and under growth. O.S.A. No. SU12 SW51. Ref: P.H.F.C., Vol. 14, 1938-40, (Grinsell), p.357.     SU 137 207
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Bowl Barrows
Gallows Hill. Three barrows are still visible although overgrown. O.S.A. No. SU12 SW49. Ref: P.H.F.C., Vol. 14, 1938-40, (Grinsell), p.357.     SU 135 213
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Bowl Barrow
Mizmaze Hill. 8.0m. in diameter and 0.3m. high. Much mutilated by burrowing. O.S.A. No. SU12 SW22 Ref: P.H.F.C., Vol. 14, 1938-40, (Grinsell), p.357.     SU 142 201
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Bowl Barrow
Mizmaze Wood. Approximately 21m. in diameter and 1.3m. high. No trace of surrounding ditch. Now considerably overgrown. O.S.A. No. SU12 SW23. Ref: P.H.F.C., Vol. 14, 1938-40, (Grinsell), p.357.     SU 141 202
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