Hampshire Treasures

Volume 10 ( Fareham)

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
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Excavations in 1972 in advance of motorway construction revealed, after topsoil removal, a new exposure of a Pleistocene raised beach in which were discovered over fifty pit-like features some of which contained Mesolithic and Neolithic flint material. One pit was excavated to a depth of ten m. and was observed to be a sand filled shaft in the chalk. SMR SU50NE41.     SU 595 069
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Settlement Site
During motorway construction in 1972, rescue excavation of an Iron Age site revealed linear ditches, two hut circles, pits, including a ritual pit, and post and stake holes. Finds include Iron Age pottery, a bone comb, Bronze and Iron Age metalwork, loom weights, a quern stone, animal bones and Mesolithic flints. SMR SU50NE26. Ref Rescue Archaeology in Hants. No. 2 (Hughes) Hants. Newsletter No. 2 1974 (Soffe)     SU 597 070
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Clapper Hill Chalk Pit, Spurlings Lane, Downbarn Farm. Excavations and finds of skeletons in 1926 suggested a Bronze Age barrow with a super-imposed cemetery. Recent excavations have only produced C.11 - C.13 pottery, animal bones, and shells, suggesting later Norman occupation. Trial trenching of an adjacent area prior to ploughing produced no further evidence of the cemetery which was possibly destroyed by quarrying. SMR SU50NE4.     SU 590 074
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Burnt flints and a small sherd of Bronze Age pottery found at this location. SMR SU50NE27     SU 584 075
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Mesolithic flints found in field west of farmhouse at Heiiyers Farm. SMR SU50NE20     SU 572 079
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Neolithic flint flakes and one scraper found at Albany Farm SMR SU50NE50     SU 586 095
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A settlement site was excavated prior to motorway construction. Evidence of buildings such as traces of flint footings, tiles and iron nails was found. Underlying this level pottery finds indicate that the site shows continuous occupation from the first century to the early C.4. SMR SU50NE13.     SU 594 071
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