Hampshire Treasures

Volume 8 ( Test Valley North)

Page 113 - Leckford

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
Punchcard No.
Group A - Natural Features
Area of Scrubland
Stockbridge Down. A small area in the south of the parish is part of the Stockbridge Down site of special scientific interest, which is considered nationally important for its wide range of chalk scrub and grassland communities. The grid reference given locates an approximate central point of the area within Leckford.     S.S.S.I.
SU 382 356
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Viewing Points
Golf course. Picturesque, private 9-hole golf course with bridle path running through it giving good views of the surrounding countryside.     SU 372 363
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Viewing Point
South of West Down. Good views of this section of the Test Valley over open farmland.     SU 382 388
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River
The Test. Famous middle section of renowned fishing river, known worldwide for the quantity and size of its trout.     SU 376 384
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Group B - Archaeological Sites and Remains
Bronze Age
Bowl Barrow
North-east of New Farm. 20m. in diameter and 0.5m. in height, with ditch visible as loamy depression. Subject to annual cropping. O.S.A. No.SU33 NE15. Ref: P.H.F.C., Vol. 14, 1938-40, pp.200-351.     SU 395 367
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Bowl Barrows (3)
East of Kitemore Cottages. Averaging 21 m. in diameter and l m. in height, A fourth barrow completely ploughed out. O.S.A. No. SU33 NE13. Ref: 1. P.H.F.C., Vol. 14, 1938-40, p.351. Ref: 2. Crawford Collection, A.P. No. SP23055.     SU 399 369
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Iron Age
Celtic Fields
Remains of field system covering the south-east area of the parish. Centred on grid reference. O.S.A. No. SU43 NW7.     SU 412 360
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Post Norman
Lynchets
East of the village. Fairly well preserved series of parallel strip lynchets on either side of a west east valley. Area subject to ploughing. O.S.A. No. SU33 NE23.     SU 378 376
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Group C - Footpaths, Bridleways and Old Travelways
Footpath
From parish boundary eastwards along grass track, south of Leckford Down Farm to parish boundary north of Dumpers Oak. Centred on grid reference.     SU 405 358
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