Hampshire Treasures

Volume 5 ( New Forest)

Page 131 - Fordingbridge

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
Punchcard No.
Group A - Natural Features
Trees
Godshill. Adjacent to Arniss Lane and adjoining the B3078.     T.P.O. No. 75
SU 168 143
2406 69
Trees
Forest Cottage Farm, Godshill. Centred on grid reference.     T.P.O. No. 366
SU 182 143
2406 70
Tree
No. 166, Station Road. A single walnut.     T.P.O. No. 1026
SU 139 143
2406 148
Trees
Parsonage Park, Fordingbridge. Several trees of differing species standing in the area. Centred on grid reference.     T.P.O. No. 1043
SU 143 147
2406 149
Trees
Burgate Park, Fordingbridge. Several trees of differing species standing in the area. Centred on grid reference.     T.P.O. No. 1017
SU 151 149
2406 150
Area of Ecological Importance
The eastern half of the parish is within the New Forest S.S.S.I. It is a complex of woodland, heath- land and acid grassland, scrub and valley bog supporting a richness and diversity of flora, fauna and wildlife which is internationally important.     N.P. Act
S.S.S.I.
SU 200 160
2406 160
Area of Ecological Importance
The flood plain of the Avon Valley is of great ornithological importance for its wetland bird - life. This is part of the Bicton-Blashford S.S.S.I. which lies in this area.     N.P. Act
S.S.S.I.
SU 148 115
2406 162
Landscape Feature
Some of the Blashford and Ibsley Pits are in this area. Those completed support a rich wetland birdlife. Nationally important to wildlife conservation.     SU 155 115
2406 163
Water Meadow
Floated water meadow, Bickton. Within the Avon Valley. It is apparently the only floated water meadow remaining in Hampshire.     SU 149 128
2406 161
Group B - Archaeological Sites and Remains
Stone Age
Implements
Found in old gravel pit, Jubilee Road. A borer, scraper and hand axe. Site now developed. O.S.A. No. SU11 SW10.     SU 135 143
2406 82
Axe
Found in garden of No. 2, Alexander Road. O.S.A. No. SU 1 1 SW8. Ref: Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, Vol. 17, 151, p.148.     SU 148 146
2406 80
Hand Axe
Found at Godshill Ridge 1946. O.S.A. No. SU11 SE31     SU 181 149
2406 126
Arrowhead
South of Bowerwood House. O.S.A. No. SU11 SW29.     SU 133 134
2406 117
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