Hampshire Treasures

Volume 6 ( East Hampshire)

Page 105 - East Meon

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
Punchcard No.
Group A - Natural Features
Butser Hill
500 acres of downland in a prominent position with fine views to Petersfield and Portsmouth. An area of chalk grassland with a history of scientific recording. Fairly level summit with spurs running out in every direction. Part of The Queen Elizabeth Country Park.     N.P. Act
SU 710 200
2305 63
Landscape Feature
Vineyard Hole, north east of East Meon. About 30 m. deep, but only rough grass and bushes grow there now. Partially surrounded by a wire fence, and occasional hawthorn and elm trees, there are also sycamore, an oak tree, and a prominent evergreen oak.     N.P. Act
SU 684 221
2305 82
Attractive River Reach
The River Meon meanders through the parish from its source near South Farm. It runs beside the High Street of East Meon crossed by several bridges.     N.P. Act
SU 676 222
2305 89
Oxenbourne Down, Hilhampton Down and Wascoombe Bottom, south west of Butser Hill. 168 acres of mixed yew woodlands, chalk scrub and chalk grass land. Managed by the Hants. and I.O.W. Naturalists Trust as a reserve.     N.P. Act
SU 710 190
2305 140
Oxenbourne Lythe. A wooded slope between East Meon and Butser Hill. An area of scenic beauty.     N.P. Act
SU 704 210
2305 83
River Source
Source of River Meon, south of South Farm and East Meon village.     N.P. Act
SU 685 203
2305 156
Viewing Point
Southwest from Privett Road. Views over Drayton Down, Emmet's Down and Henwood Down.     N.P. Act
SU 673 233
2305 84
At Westbury House. Extensive ornamental grounds on the lower slopes of Henwood Down. The River Meon passes through the estate. There are some fine specimen trees.     N.P. Act
SU 657 239
2305 139
All Saints Church. Various species standing in the area centred on grid reference.     T.P.O. No. 37
N.P. Act
SU 680 223
2305 155
Across entrance to Glenthorne Meadow. An oak, chestnut, and three limes, all in good condition, backed by a row of a further nine limes.     C.A.
N.P. Act
SU 680 221
2305 91
Recreation Ground. An oak tree planted to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V in 1935. It now stands about 30 ft. in height.     SU 683 220
2305 162
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