Hampshire Treasures

Volume 8 ( Test Valley North)

Page 200 - Stockbridge

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
Punchcard No.
Stockbridge Down. An area of Common Land to the north of the Stockbridge-Winchester Road. The common rights are derived from the same charters as the Marsh, The land has been handed over to the National Trust. The gird reference given locates the approximate centre.     S.S.S.I.
SU 377 350
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Area of Ecological Interest
Stockbridge Down. Part of the Down has been designated as a site of special interest. The area comprises a north-west facing chalk scarp and an extensive plateau on clay-with-flints. Various stages in serial development, from open grassland to yew wood, are represented. The site is considered nationally important for the wide range of chalk scrub and grassland communities. The grid reference locates an approximate central point.     S.S.S.I.
SU 380 349
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Group B - Archaeological Sites and Remains
Stone Age
Saddle Quern
Found in 1910 to the east of Atners Tower. Present location not known. O.S.A. No. SU33 NE8.     SU 367 359
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Bronze Age
Bowl Barrows (2)
Stockbridge Down. These scheduled barrows are just two of the many barrows on the Down. Ref: P.H.F.C., Vol. 14, Hampshire Barrows, (Grinsell), p. 353.     S.A.M. No. h.154
SU 377 347
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Stockbridge Down. Fragments of a human skull, and a beaker found in 1939. The beaker is in the British Museum. O.S.A. No. SU33 NE1. Ref: Ant. J., Vol. 28, p.149.     SU 380 350
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Bowl Barrows (2)
Stockbridge Down. Excavation of these barrows in 1939 revealed an inhumation and a copper awl, and a cremation with an urn, awl and beads. O.S.A. No.SU33 SE26.     SU 379 349
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Stockbridge Down. Believed to be a trap or pit-fall for small animals. Finds include animal bones, flint scrapers and a small bone awl. O.S.A. No. SU33 NE21. Ref: P.P.S., Vol. 4, p.249.     SU 378 351
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