Hampshire Treasures

Volume 5 ( New Forest)

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
Punchcard No.
Hurst Castle, built 1541-4, stands on shingle spit. It has geometric plan and low semi-circular bastions. Central 12-sided tower. Built for defence by mounted cannon. Framed by two brick wings of 1873, with plain stone fronts. The area is a nature reserve. Ref: 1. The Buildings of England; Hants. and I.O.W., (Pevsner & Lloyd), pp.29, 302. Ref: 2. Country Life, 27.7.67., Repelling the Solent Invaders, (Phillips). Ref: 3. Hurst Castle, 1969, (Craster), H.M.S.O. Ref: 4. List of Ancient Monuments in England and Wales, 1965, (H.M.S.O.), p.61.     S.A.M. No. 40
N.P. Act
SZ 318 897
1206 18
Village (Site)
Mediaeval village site. Village probably deserted due to a decline in the nearby salt industry. Ref: 1. V.C.H., Vol. 1, p. 512. Ref: 2. V.C.H., Vol. 5, pp.81-2, pp.110-115.     SZ 270 923
1206 83
Church & Burial Ground
Site of church and burial ground, south of Manor Farm. O.S.A. No. SZ 29 SE 2. Ref: 1. A History of the Parish of all Saints, Hordle, and its Churches, 1967, (James). Ref: 2. The New Forest; Its History and Scenery, chapter 14. (Wise), p.150.     SZ 268 924
1206 20
Period Unknown
Hordle Cliff, near Hordle House and Taddyford Gap. Dark linear soil marks. Raised bank 4.0 m wide and 0.1 m high are the only visible evidence remaining. Ref: 1. Field Archaeology as Illustrated by Hampshire, (Williams Freeman), pp.207-208, 378. Ref: 2. Ancient Earthworks of the New Forest, 1917, (Sumner), p.60 and plan.     SZ 263 924
1206 19
Group C - Footpaths, Bridleways and Old Travelways
Probably line of original mineway. Centred on grid reference. Ref: The New Forest: Its History and Scenery. chapter 14, (Wise), p. 150, 237.     SZ 284 915
1206 26
Site of old route from Hurst Castle to Hordle, southeast of Hordle House. Most of the road has disappeared into the sea, but traces of the north bound leg can be seen in a field adjoining Hordle Cliff, close to Hordle House School. Ref: Milford-on-Sea Guide and Directory, 1937-38, p.6.     SZ 270 921
1206 25
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