Hampshire Treasures

Volume 8 ( Test Valley North)

Page 123 - Longparish

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
Punchcard No.
Group A - Natural Features
Stream Stores. Two ash south of the property.     T.P.O. No. 32
SU 428 440
1714 89
Area of Scenic Beauty
The Cleeves, East Aston Common. Extending south of the River Test, with right of way for approximately 150 yds. over the common, much frequented by local people and visitors.     SU 445 449
1714 82
From hill to south of South Side Farm. Panoramic view overlooking whole valley of Forton, Longparish and the River Test. An area of scenic beauty.     SU 434 440
1714 83
Area of Special Interest
Longparish Meadows. Floristically interesting unimproved alluvial meadows bordering the River Test. Centred on grid reference.     S.S.S.I.
SU 434 440
1714 73
Group B - Archaeological Sites and Remains
Bronze Age
Bowl Barrow (Site)
On parish boundary, west of Faulkners Down Farm. Mentioned in Saxon Charter 'The Barrows of the Ashtree'. Reduced by ploughing. O.S.A. No. SU44 NW9. Ref: 1. Arch. J., Vol. 84, 1927, pp.210-11. Ref: 2. P.H.F.C., Vol. 14, 1938-40, pp.32, 349.     SU 405 473
1714 75
Iron Age
Old Pound Copse. 5-sided enclosure with rounded corners and straight sides. Could be a mediaeval enclosure. O.S.A. No. SU34 SE8. Ref: 1. Field Archaeology as Illustrated by Hampshire, 1915, (Williams-Freeman), pp.335 and 392. Ref: 2. P.H.F.C., Vol. 1, 1885, (Shore), p.24.     S.A.M. No. H.125
SU 396 446
1714 80
North-west of Firgo Farm. Contracted inhumation burial within a shallow grave, uncovered in 1879. Small vessel also found. Iron Age pottery and pot boilers scattered over the field. O.S.A. No. SU44 SE2. Ref: Parochial History of St. Mary Bourne, (Stevens).     SU 454 448
1714 78
South-west of Firgo Farm. Coin of Antoninus Pius found in 1944. Present whereabouts not known. O.S.A. No. SU44 SE3.     SU 456 443
1714 79
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