Hampshire Treasures

Volume 9 ( Test Valley South)

Page 83 - Melchet Park and Plaitford

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
Punchcard No.
Group A - Natural Features
Heathland
Plaitford Common. Part of the New Forest Site of Special Scientific Interest. Now owned by the National Trust. The grid reference given locates the central point within the Parish.     S.S.S.I.
SU 275 185
2517 09
Trees
Pound Hill. Several trees of different species in the grounds of Plaitford House, also a horse chestnut at Pound Hill Cottage, and two groups containing lime, copper beech, and horse chestnut situated on the paddock boundaries.     T.P.O. No. 27
TVDC
SU 281 204
2517 20
Group B - Archaeological Sites and Remains
Bronze Age
Bowl Barrow
Plaitford Barrow. 13.0m in diameter and 1.2m in height. O.S.A. No. SU21 NE10.     SU 278 185
2517 01
Bowl Barrow
North-east of Deasle Wood. 8.0m in diameter and 0.6m in height, now overgrown. O.S.A. No. SU21 NE7.     SU 272 177
2517 02
Settlement (Site)
Bowers Farm. Items discovered in a sand pit include a bronze pin, two torques, pottery sherds, and a loom weight, all now in Winchester Museum. The pit is now disused and overgrown.     SU 285 203
2517 05
Post Norman
Moat
South of Manor Farm. The moat is approximately 7.0m wide and waterlogged, nothing is known of the house which probably existed within it. O.S.A. No. SU22 SE13.     SU 274 202
2517 04
Group D - Buildings, Monuments and Engineering Works
Farmhouse
C.17/18
Manor Farmhouse. 2 storeys, brick built with old tile roof, flanking chimneys. Casement windows. Ledged door in C.17 brick and timber porch with gabled old tile roof.     SU 275 204
2517 08
Church
St. Peter. Originally C. 13 but extensively restored in 1856. Built of flint and stone with tiled roof. Bell turret with shingled spire. C.13 north and south doorways. Interior contains elaborately patterned mediaeval tiles. Ref: Buildings of England; Hampshire and I.O.W., (Pevsner and Lloyd), p.375.     SU 277 203
2517 03
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