Hampshire Treasures

Volume 9 ( Test Valley South)

Page 17 - Braishfield

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
Punchcard No.
Group A - Natural Features
Tree
Braishfield House. Cedar tree in very good condition, estimated to be 200 years old.     C.A.
SU 384 254
2504 13
Tree
Anvil Cottage, The Square. A horse chestnut in the rear garden of the property.     T.P.O. No. 107
T.V.B.C.
C.A.
SU 374 254
2504 20
Group B - Archaeological Sites and Remains
Stone Age
Implements
South-east of Manor Cottage. Finds include scrapers, flakes and arrowheads. O.S.A. No. SU32 NE16.     SU 378 260
2504 15
Settlement (Site)
Broom Hill. Four pit dwellings, one of which is radio carbon dated (Cambridge) at 6,500 B.C. i.e. 8,481 years old, making it the remains of the oldest dwellings to be found in Great Britain. Excavated by M. O'Malley 1971-1979. Approximately 100,000 worked flints discovered, including axes and microliths. This makes it the largest later Mesolitic assemblage as yet recovered from a British site. Collection in case of Excavator. O.S.A. No. SU23 NE9. Ref: 1. Current Archaeology, No. 63, 1978, pp.117-120. Ref: 2. Rescue Archaeology in Hampshire, No. 4, 1979.     SU 385 260
2504 14
Dwelling Site
Broom Hill. The first Neolithic dwelling site of any kind to be discovered in Hampshire. Pottery found. One bowl has been decorated by the impression of a necklace and beads, and appears to be unique both in England and abroad. Pottery in Winchester Museum. Ref: Ant., J., Vol. 14, (Percival and Piggott), pp.246-253.     SU 386 262
2504 19
Bronze Age
Bowl Barrow (Probable)
South-west of Bull Grove Copse. Mound with no trace of surrounding ditch. O.S.A. No. SU32 NE7. Ref: P.H.F.C., Vol. 14, 1938-40, (Grinsell), p.354.     SU 370 269
2504 17
Roman
Villa (Site)
North of Fernhill Farm. Trial trench showed chalk blocks laid in mortar, and finds included bricks and roofing tiles. Excavations by Test Valley Archaeological Committee in 1976 revealed a bath house block and C.4 Roman coins. O.S.A. No. SU32 NE17.     S.A.M. No. 522
SU 383 265
2504 16
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