Hampshire Treasures

Volume 5 ( New Forest)

Page 117 - Exbury and Lepe

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
Punchcard No.
Group A - Natural Features
Salterns
Probably mediaeval. The Salterns were mentioned in the Domesday Book, and thrived well, until about 1850 when rock salt was discovered in Cheshire. O.S.A. No. SZ49 NW2. Ref: Ancient Earthworks of the New Forest, 1917, (Sumner), p.119.     N.P. Act
S.S.S.I.
A.O.N.B.
SZ 420 985
2210 01
Salterns
East bank of Beaulieu River. Centred at grid reference.     N.P. Act
S.S.S.I.
A.O.N.B.
SZ 419 992
2210 18
View
Coastguard cottages. Extensive view of Solent and Beaulieu River.     N.P. Act
A.O.N.B.
SZ 450 986
2210 14
View
Gipsy Lane. Extensive view of Solent and Beaulieu River.     N.P. Act
S.S.S.I.
A.O.N.B.
SZ 448 985
2210 17
View
Inchinery Road. Extensive view of the Solent and Beaulieu River.     N.P. Act
A.O.N.B.
SZ 433 987
2210 16
Views
Gilbury Hard. Fine view of Beaulieu River.     N.P. Act
S.S.S.I.
A.O.N.B.
SU 415 003
2210 15
Foreshore
Lepe. Area of scenic value. Shingle foreshore to the Solent. Centred on grid reference.     N.P. Act
S.S.S.I.
A.O.N.B.
SZ 451 985
2210 10
Site of Natural Interest
Beaulieu Estuary. North west Solent shore including the Beaulieu River Estuary and flanking shingle and marsh. Great diversity of habitats. Important wader and wildfowl refuge. With Hurst Castle and Lymington River Estuary considered to be of national importance as a costal ecosystem. Centred on grid reference.     N.P. Act
S.S.S.I.
A.O.N.B.
SU 426 985
2210 21
Gardens
Exbury Gardens. Large well known woodland garden of rhododendrons, azaleas, etc. between Exbury House and the Beaulieu River Estuary. Centred on grid reference.     N.P. Act
A.O.N.B.
SU 421 998
2210 13
River Valley
Dark Water. Forms eastern boundary of parish. Rare habitats. Southern section within Beaulieu River site of special scientific interest. Centred on grid reference.     N.P. Act
S.S.S.I.
A.O.N.B.
SU 439 006
2210 19
Group B - Archaeological Sites and Remains
Bronze Age
Barrows (Sites)
Nothing visible at site. Crop marks reveal possible settlements. Centred on grid reference. O.S.A. No. SZ49 NW5. Ref: P.H.F.C., Vol.14, 1938-40, (Grinsell), p.362.     N.P. Act
A.O.N.B.
SZ 428 992
2210 04
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