Hampshire Treasures

Volume 6 ( East Hampshire)

Page 29 - Bentley

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
Punchcard No.
Group A - Natural Features
Avenue of approximately sixty lime trees, forming a fine skyline from St. Mary's Church to Bury Court.     SU 784 447
1601 42
Station Road. Of the two oaks planted in 1953 to commemorate the Coronation only one remains, now protected by palings. A plaque recording the event has been provided by the Parish Council.     SU 784 437
1601 54
St. Mary's Church. An avenue of ten yews, three of which have been recently replanted. The originals reputed to be 500-600 years old. The branches of two of the trees on the south-east, having a spread of over 60ft., are supported by oak beams.     SU 784 446
1601 53
Group B - Archaeological Sites and Remains
Bury Court Farm. Twelve keel-shaped and flat shouldered urns containing burnt burials and pottery, found in oval grave. Now in Basingstoke Museum. O.S.A. No. SU74 SE1.     SU 777 446
1601 43
Crocks Farm. Fragments of pottery found many years ago in area of a carriage drive. O.S.A. No. SU74 SE3. Ref: 1. A History of Bentley, (Lang). Ref: 2. Alice Holt Forest. Its history and its Roman/British potteries, (Wade).     C.A.
SU 778 437
1601 44
Building (Site)
Glade Farm. Tiles, pottery etc. found. Probable site of villa. O.S.A. No. SU74 NE6.     SU 779 458
1601 45
Post Norman
Motte and Bailey
West of Steers Copse. Ploughed over motte with surrounding ditch and remains of a bank. Several fragments of Roman tiles found in the area. Excavated in 1979 and 1980. O.S.A. No. SU74 NE9. Ref: A.P. (R.A.F.) 1066/UK/1710/3001.     SU 793 462
1601 46
Group D - Buildings, Monuments and Engineering Works
St. Mary the Virgin. C.13 and C.15 alterations. Upper tower early C.18. North and south aisles and porch C.19. Large Purbeck marble font. O.S.A. No. SU74 SE2. Ref: 1. Bentley in Hampshire, (Lang). Ref: 2. Church and Village of Bentley St. Mary in Hampshire, (Eggar). Ref: 3. Buildings of England; Hants. and I.O.W., (Pevsner and Lloyd), p.100.     T. & C.P. Act
SU 784 447
1601 01
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