Hampshire Treasures

Volume 7 ( Havant)

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
Punchcard No.
Heathcote, Purbrook Heath. Gingko tree standing in the garden. Example of the rare deciduous conifer which comes from China but is nowhere found in the wild. Unchanged from pre-historic times as fossils of the tree are found in coal seams of Jurassic Age.     SU 667 078
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Portsdown Hill, Crookhorn Lane. Plantation of birch and sycamores planted to commemorate 2nd Lt. Grenville Grey, Kings Royal Rifles 1915. Also men of Hampshire killed in Korea. Planted by 'Men of the Trees' Society.     SU 683 065
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Purbrook Park House, Park Avenue. Standing in the forecourt and adding to the charm of the Old Manor House. Many of the trees are probably older than the building.     SU 675 072
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No. 104, Stakes Road. Many trees in the garden are probably as old as the house, others have been planted in recent years.     SU 682 077
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Group B - Archaeological Sites and Remains
Stone Age
Crookhorn Farm. Mesolithic tranchet axe found in trench being dug for drainage purposes. Usual type of triangular cross section, but without the typical tranchet sharpening flake removed.     SU 688 071
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Bronze Age
Barrows (3)
East of Fort Purbrook. No trace remains. Trial trenches dug to examine the mound proved it to be part of the natural gradient of the hill. O.S.A. No. SU60 NE4. Ref: P.H.F.C., Vol. 14, 1938-40, p.361.     SU 681 065
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West of Fort Purbook. Small clump of well established trees on site. Insufficient evidence to determine whether or not a barrow is represented. O.S.A. No.SU60 NE5.     SU 675 065
1107 10
Iron Age
West of Fort Purbrook. Stock enclosure butted on to an earlier ranch boundary discovered from the air and excavated 1963/64. Nothing to be seen on ground which is under pasture. Layout of site and associated pottery in Portsmouth City Museum. O.S.A. No. SU60 NE7. Ref: P.H.F.C., Vol. 24, 1967, pp.42-58.     SU 673 064
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