Hampshire Treasures

Volume 9 ( Test Valley South)

Page 13 - Bossington

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
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Group A - Natural Features
Trees
Beech Tree Walk, Bossington Estates. Fine line of beech trees visible on the skyline.     SU 321 311
2503 02
Viewing Point
Extensive views from Beech Tree Walk across Fir Hill Wood.     SU 320 311
2503 03
Viewing Point
Fine views across the valley from the road and north of site of mediaeval chapel.     SU 329 298
2503 04
Group B - Archaeological Sites and Remains
Bronze Age
Bowl Barrow
Beech Barrow, Bossington Estate. Large central mutilation and overgrown with bushes. No visible ditch. O.S.A. No. SU33 SW4. Ref: P.H.F.C., Vol. 9, 1920, (Williams-Freeman), p.58.     S.A.M. No. 422
SU 320 311
2503 01
Roman
Lead Pig
Found 1783 where the Roman road crosses the River Test. 2 ft. long and 156 lbs. in weight. Inscription mentioning Nero as Emperor and Consul for the fourth time. This dates it to the latter half of A.D. 60. Now in the British Musuem. O.S.A. No. SU33 SW12. Ref: V.C.H., Vol. 1, (Haverfield), pp.323-4.     SU 335 307
2503 06
Post Norman
Chapel (Site)
North of Pittleworth Farm. Existed from C.14 until 1717 when it apparently fell into disuse. Remains were pulled down in 1905. Site indicated by rectangular depression overgrown with ivy. O.S.A. No. SU32 NW5. Ref: 1. V.C.H., Vol. 1, p.468. Ref: 2. V.C.H., Vol. 4, pp.492-3.     SU 328 297
2503 07
Mediaeval Village (Site)
Pittleworth. Mounds in field opposite entrance to Pittleworth Farm may indicate site of deserted mediaeval village. Ref: 1. V.C.H., Vol. 1, p.500. Ref: 2. V.C.H., Vol. 4, pp.491-2, 508-9.     SU 328 296
2503 11
Deserted Hamlet (Site)
Bossington Hamlet. Deserted circa 1829. Site indicated by a number of earth banks. Tile and brick fragments and stone roofing slabs occur on the surface. O.S.A. No. SU33 SW7. Ref: 1. Lost Villages of England, (Beresford), p.353. Ref: 2. V.C.H., Vol. 1, p.488. Ref: 3. V.C.H., Vol. 4, p.491.     S.A.M. No. 231
SU 336 308
2503 05
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