Hampshire Treasures

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
Punchcard No.
Villa (Site)
West Part. Over seventy rooms belonging to the villa complex have been excavated since the 1950s, several with mosaic floors, and many with hypocausts - the early form of central heating. The span of the occupation of the villa, suggested by the archaeological evidence, is that of the Roman Govenorship of this country, i.e. from the first to the fifth centuries A.D. An important collection of finds from the site have been housed permanantly in a museum building on the site, which is the only villa site in Hampshire open to the public. O.S.A. No. SU11 NW11. Ref: A Short Guide to the Roman Villa, West Park, Rockbourne, 1969. (Morley Hewitt).     S.A.M. No. 110
SU 120 170
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Romano-British
Enclosure
Spring Pond. Classical site of late Roman downland stock farms. Covers 96 acres. Three corn drying ovens, pottery, coins and animal bones were found. Site virtually ploughed out. Centred on grid reference. O.S.A. No. SU12 SW39.     S.A.M. No. 63
SU 106 216
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Period Unknown
Enclosure
East of Northayes Farm. Crop mark of almost square, single ditched enclosure. Visible on aerial photographs. O.S.A. No. SU01 NW38.     SU 111 210
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Earthwork
East of St. Andrew's Church. Long bank flanked by side ditches. Grass covered with footpath running along crest of bank. O.S.A. No. SU11 NW4.     SU 116 183
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Crop Marks
South east of Tenantry Farm. At least four ring ditches are visible. O.S.A. No. SU12 SW28.     SU 110 206
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Enclosure
East of Toyd Down. Crop mark of a large, single-ditched oval enclosure. O.S.A. No. SU01 NE40.     SU 090 196
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Group D - Buildings, Monuments and Engineering Works
Church
C.11/12
St. Andrew. Fiint structure. Tiled roof. Timber and wood tiled belfry. Originally cruciform. C. 11 saxon north door (remains) and north transept arch. Church enlarged in the C.13, C.16 and C.17. Wagon roof in nave. C.14 Chantry Chapel. Chancel restored C.19. Church restored 1893, the church contains memorials to the Coote family. Ref: Buildings of England; Hants. and I.O.W., (Pevsner-Lloyd), p.476.     T. & C.P. Act
C.A.
SU 115 183
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