Hampshire Treasures

Volume 8 ( Test Valley North)

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
Punchcard No.
Group A - Natural Features
Red Rice Estate. Beech avenue from St. Johns Cross to Red Rice House.     T.P.O. No. 120
SU 337 421
1724 41
Red Rice Park. 46 acres of park, woodland and garden containing many fine trees including mulberry, copper beech, ginkgo and cedar of Lebanon. It is said the trees were originally laid out in the formation of the troops at the Battle of Malplaquet.     SU 339 417
1724 33
Group B - Archaeological Sites and Remains
Bronze Age
Bowl Barrow
South-east of Ladies Walk. 32 m in diameter, 0.8 m in height, no trace of a ditch. O.S.A. No. SU34 SE11. Ref: P.H.F.C., Vol. 14, p.349.     S.A.M. No. H.14
SU 373 438
1724 35
Iron Age
Hill Fort
Bury Hill. Encloses about 22 acres, the earliest phase represented by the slight univallate rampart and ditch north and west of the stronger bivallate later earthworks, part of which overlies the earlier work. Re-occupation continued well into the Roman period. Used as a camp by King Canute in 1016, when he fought Edmund Ironside in the Battle of Andover. O.S.A. No. SU34 SW6. Ref: 1. Archaeology of Wessex, (Grinsell), pp.176, 320. Ref: 2. P.H.F.C., Vol. 14, pp.291-337. Ref: 3. P.H.F.C., Vol. 15, pp.43-52.     SU 345 436
1724 31
Iron Age/Roman
Enclosures (3) (Site)
North-west of Cowdown Farm. Finds include pot boilers, Roman tile and brick, and Romano- British coarse ware sherds. Enclosures now completely ploughed out. O.S.A. No. SU34 SE17. Ref: Wessex from the Air, (Crawford and Keiller), p.106.     SU 356 436
1724 01
Group D - Buildings, Monuments and Engineering Works
All Saints. Very wide nave, and double chancel arch. West tower of 1578, brick south porch rebuilt in 1967. Several late restorations. Font 1629, Jacobean pulpit. O.S.A. No .SU34 SE17. Ref: Buildings of England; Hants and I.O.W., (Pevsner and Lloyd), p.631.     T. & C. P. Act
SU 356 436
1724 01
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