Hampshire Treasures

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
Punchcard No.
Group A - Natural Features
Site of Ecological Interest
Martin Down. Chalk grassland site. Variety of grassland and chalk heath types, together with chalk scrub. Centred on grid reference. Now a National Nature Reserve.     N.P. Act
S.S.S.I.
SU 056 186
2410 39
Site of Ecological Interest
Tidpit Down. Chalk grassland site which extends over two ridges and an intervening combe. Centred on grid reference.     N.P. Act
S.S.S.I.
SU 063 180
2410 43
Sarsen Stone No. 47A
County boundary - ancient track junction. One example of sandstone boulders dating from prehistoric times, which were often used in olden days for religious purposes and also served as boundary marks in ancient fields. Ref: 1. The Kennet Valley Sarsen Industry, Wiltshire Archaeological Magazine 63, 1968, pp.83-93. Ref: 2. P.H.F.C., Vol. 2, Nos. 9 and 10, p.116.     SU 089 205
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Tree
Adjoining All Saints Church. A single yew standing in the grounds.     T. P.O. No. 1054
C.A.
SU 069 194
2410 68
Group B - Archaeological Sites and Remains
Stone Age
Long Barrow
Furze Down. 178 ft. long and 80 ft. wide with a height of less than 3 ft. Flanking ditches approximately 30 ft. wide. O.S.A. No. SU02 SE21. Ref: P.H.F.C., Vol. 14, 1938-40, (Grinsell), p.202.     SU 078 218
2410 61
Implement
Found north east of Furze Down, 1940. Pebble hammer with an hourglass perforation. Retained by Salisbury Museum. O.S.A. No. SU02 SE19.     SU 079 222
2410 60
Implement
Found north east of Furze Down. Perforated pebble hammer. Retained by Salisbury Museum. O.S.A. No. SUO2 SE37.     SU 079 220
2410 48
Long Barrow
135 yds. north of the Roman road, on the Hants/ Wilts border. 38 m. long by 24 m. wide. Ditch visible on west side with only vague traces on the east side. O.S.A. No. SU02 SW34.     S.A.M. No. 430
SU 035 204
2410 58
Long Barrow
Knap Barrow' Toyd Down, Tidpit. Longest barrow in Hampshire. 95 m. long and varies in width from 12 m. to 16 m. Grass covered and easily locatable. O.S.A. No. SU01 NE18. Ref: P.H.F.C., Vol. 14, 1938, (Grinsell), pp.37, 203.     S.A.M. No. 42
SU 088 198
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