Hampshire Treasures

Volume 8 ( Test Valley North)

Page 28 - Andover

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
Punchcard No.
Building (Site)
Andover Down. Finds include bronze knife handle, a fibula and coins of Victorinus. Building excavated in 1867, comprised large room with rammed flint and chalk floor and mortared flint walls. Site lies in field that is subject to ploughing. O.S.A. No. SU34 NE23. Ref: 1. V.C.H., Vol. 1, pp.302-3. Ref: 2. Archaeology of Roman Britain, 1930, (Collingwood), pp.131-2.     SU 399 467
0303 70
Hill Fort
Balksbury Camp. A univallate irregular enclosure once covering 45 acres of a plateau between the rivers Anton and Anna. Now reduced by ploughing to a lynchet-like slope but the scarping and the outer slope of rampart remain visible in gardens. Excavated by D.O.E. prior to development in 1967, 1972 and 1981. Centred on gird reference. O.S.A. No. SU34 SE1. Ref: 1. Field Archaeology as Illustrated in Hampshire, 1915, pp.137-8, 335, 340, 354. Ref: 2. P.H.F.C., Vol. 14, 1938-40, pp.338-45. Ref: 3. P.H.F.C., Vol. 26, 1969, pp.21-55. Ref: 4. Wessex from the Air, 1928, pp.95-6.     S.A.M. No. H.113
SU 352 447
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Settlement Site
Portway West. Ditched settlement excavated in 1974-5, now part of factory development area. O.S.A. No. SU34 NW20.     SU 339 463
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Settlement Site
Blendon Drive. Many potsherds found, and excavations by the Andover Archaeological Society revealed footings and a beaten chalk floor. Site destroyed by development in 1961. O.S.A. No. 34 NW19. Ref: 1. Andover Archaeological Society, 1964. Ref: 2. H.F.C. Newsletter No. 1, 1965, pp.4, 46.     SU 346 462
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Settlement Site
Churchill Way. Finds include pits, ditches and corn driers. O.S.A. No. SU34 NE17. Ref: 1. H.F.C. Newsletter No. 1, 1965, p.14. Ref: 2. Andover Archaeological Society, 1972, 1974.     SU 379 462
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Settlement Site
Andover Down. No trace found in field investigation. Field system occupies part of the area of this probable site. O.S.A. No. SU34 NE30. Ref: V.C.H., Vol. 1, 1900, p.303.     SU 396 459
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Saxon
Habitation Site
Artist's Way. Several Saxon house remains of pottery, bone combs etc., found within Iron Age/Romano-British settlement site. Ref: P.H.F.C., Vol. 36, pp.161-180.     SU 356 465
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