Hampshire Treasures

Volume 6 ( East Hampshire)

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
Punchcard No.
Group A - Natural Features
Parkland
Coldhayes. Lies on rising ground with both coniferous and deciduous specimen trees. Also impressive clumps of trees and shelter belts. Fine views over surrounding countryside.     N.P. Act
A.O.N.B.
SU 756 269
2313 50
Area of Scenic Beauty
Ashford Chace Hangers. Known locally as Steep Hangers or Ashford Hangers. The dramatically formed Hangers, clad with mature beech and yew trees, have earned the name of 'Little Switzerland'. There are many fine views over the surrounding area. The woodlands originally belonged to the sub-Manor of Ashford.     N.P. Act
A.O.N.B.
C.O.S.
SU 727 255
2313 24
Area of Scenic Beauty
Lythe Hanger. Tree clad scenery with fine views to the south. Old road to Soal Pond runs between high banks and now used as a footpath. Centred on grid reference.     N. P. Act
A.O.N.B.
SU 722 251
2313 31
Trees
Ryder Poultry Farm, Steep Marsh. Several species of trees planted to help screen the buildings of the poultry farm.     T.P.O. No. 66
E. H. D.
N. P. Act
A.O.N.B.
SU 752 262
2313 52
Trees
The Lodge, Stoner House. Three individual times standing along the side of the road in the grounds of the property.     T.P.O. No. 87
E. H. D.
N.P. Act
A.O.N.B.
SU 735 254
2313 55
Spring
St. Mary's Well. A remarkable spring that rises only a few yards from the River Rother, yet it is completely separate. It has never failed in living memory. It has no known history, an unsupported idea from the Victorian era designates the spring as a 'Holy Well' visited by mediaeval pilgrims. The spring flows into a stone basin contained in a modern brick wall.     N.P. Act
A.O.N.B.
SU 762 246
2313 23
Group B - Archaeological Sites and Remains
Pottery
C.13
Found in a pit, close to Cold Hayes Hanger. Now held in Winchester Museum.     N.P. Act
A.O.N.B.
SU 752 269
2313 25
Period Unknown
Enclosure (Site)
Crop mark of sub-rectangular enclosure. Site under pasture. O.S.A. No. SU72 SW22.     N.P. Act
A.O.N.B.
SU 735 249
2313 49
Earthwork
Bank and ditch, unnamed and unrecorded, along northern boundary of parish. It coincides with the present parish boundary. Probably an early estate boundary.     N.P. Act
A.O.N.B.
C.O.S.
SU 739 271
2313 32
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