Hampshire Treasures

Volume 8 ( Test Valley North)

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
Punchcard No.
Ecological Feature
Rushmore and Conholt Downs. This area has been designated a site of special scientific interest, because of its varied complex of scrub, which includes juniper estimated to be 100 years old, also elder, bramble, dogwood and yew. The grid reference given locates an approximate central point.     S.S.S.I.
SU 345 548
1725 89
Knightes Mere. Situated where Conholt Lane enters Wiltshire. A circular pond embanked on the north-east and surrounded by oak trees. Probably formed by artificial deepening of a natural hollow, it is always well filled despite its altitude.     A.O.N.B.
SU 336 554
1725 66
Rockmoor, also known as Throc Mere. Covers an area of approximately 300 sq. yds., circular, set in a small copse.     A.O.N.B.
SU 350 590
1725 67
Group B - Archaeological Sites and Remains
Bronze Age
Upper Row Farm. Two looped palstaves found during ploughing in 1915. Retained by finder. O.S.A. No. SU35 NW6. Ref: P.H.F.C., Vol. 8, p.p. 353-4.     A.O.N.B.
SU 331 597
1725 76
Iron Age/Roman
Farm Copse. Near circular earthwork comprising ditch and traces of inner and outer bank. Partly destroyed by ploughing. O.S.A. No. SU35 NE3.     A.O.N.B.
SU 359 558
1725 78
Group D - Buildings, Monuments and Engineering Works
St. Mary. Mostly rebuilt in 1851. Some mediaeval masonry in north wall of the nave, west doorway genuine, circa 1220. O.S.A. No. SU35 NW11. Ref: 1. V.C.H., Vol. 4, p.331. Ref: 2. Buildings of England; Hants and I.O.W., (Pevsner and Lloyd), p.633.     T. & C.P. Act
SU 349 569
1725 24
The George. Restored timber-framed structure, long ridge tiled roof, with eaves swept back over upper windows, and half-hipped at either end. Four plain wood casements. The front has a superimposed fa‡ade of exposed timber work and infilling of thin bands of flint and brick. Rustic timber porch. Open well at extreme right, now sealed, covered by open, tiled pentice. Originally thatched, tiled about 1920.     A.O.N.B.
SU 341 565
1725 18
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