Hampshire Treasures

Volume 6 ( East Hampshire)

Page 143 - Froxfield

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
Punchcard No.
Roman
Earthworks
Stand on summit of east to west ridge, north east of Ridge Farm. Main rectangular enclosure about 80 x 150 m. Rampart 2.0 m. high on north and west sides. Ditch on south side. Remains of another enclosure to north. O.S.A. No. SU72 NW11. Ref: 1. V.C.H., Vol. 1, p.308-9. Ref: 2. Field Archaeology as Illustrated by Hampshire, (Williams-Freeman), pp.285-6, 398.     S.A.M. No. 83
N.P. Act
A.O.N.B.
SU 715 250
2306 20
Building (Site)
Quantity of building material and pottery found on the surface of a field north of Limekiln Copse. O.S.A. No. SU72 SW13.     N.P. Act
A.O.N.B.
SU 703 244
2306 23
Entrenchments
Probably of Dark Age date, possibly Romano- British. Three short parallel dykes which run across a shallow valley and a fourth dyke 2-3 miles long to the west. Another entrenchment 300 yds. long is crossed by the Dean Road. All appear to be defensive works of rampart and ditch. Possibly a tribal boundary, clearly defined at north and south ends where it is covered with trees. Centred on grid reference. O.S.A. No. SU72 NW4. Ref: Field Archaeology as Illustrated by Hampshire, 1915, (Williams-Freeman), pp.33, 286-92, 374-6.     S.A.M. No. 33
N.P. Act
A.O.N.B.
SU 702 256
2306 21
Dene Hole
North of Broadmore Copse. Sunk to obtain chalk to spread on the land, and improve the soil. The true dene hole descends vertically, opening into one or more chambers off the central shaft. Those listed are examples of many within the parish. O.S.A. No. SU62 NE9.     N.P. Act
A.O.N.B.
SU 682 279
2306 47
Dene Hole
Located south east of Bydean Farm. Hole about 12.1 m. deep revealed when the brick vaulting collapsed in 1952. Now overgrown. O.S.A. No. SU72 NW7.     N.P. Act
A.O.N.B.
SU 705 261
2306 60
Dene Hole
West of Green Farm. Shaft 40 ft. deep which opens into a bee-hive shaped chamber. O.S.A. No. SU72 NW7.     N.P. Act
A.O.N.B.
SU 702 255
2306 25
Brick Works
Probable site of mediaeval brick works west of Privett. O.S.A. No. SU62 NE(M)3.     N.P. Act
A.O.N.B.
SU 672 269
2306 49
Group C - Footpaths, Bridleways and Old Travelways
Ancient Lane
Ridge Top Lane, runs along woodland edge, bounded by large banks. This lane forms part of the network of lanes along the ridge of the Hangers.     N.P. Act
A.O.N.B.
SU 718 251
2306 75
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