Hampshire Treasures

Volume 10 ( Fareham)

Page 50 - Sarisbury

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
Punchcard No.
Group B - Archaeological Sites and Remains
Find
In 1927 a pit dug into the red clay was located at Burlesdon Brickworks. Excavations revealed about twenty Bronze Age loom weights in four different sizes, discovered at a depth of about seven ft. Further down the pit a fragment of saddle quern and a layer of charcoal were found. In 1928, further excavations revealed at about seventeen ft., an oak post five ft. high, supported on a clay cone, and coated with a dark brown substance which proved to be blood subjected to heat, though the post was not charred. Two pot-boilers and the remains of a basket were also found. A Neolithic axe of Cornish Greenstone was found near the pit; this is now in Winchester Museum. The pit is now disused and overgrown. SMR SW50NW01.     SU 502 099
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Finds
Bursledon Brick Works. A hoard of four Late Bronze Age palstaves found in 1927. SMR SU50NW02     SU 502 099
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Finds
Finds made during topsoil removal prior to M27 motorway construction include Mesolithic and Bronze Age flint tools. SMR SU50NW26.     SU 510 093
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Roman
Find
Bursledon Brick Works. A timber-framed refuse pit was found in 1932. A variety of pottery was found including a late C.3/4 New Forset beaker. SMR SU51SW05.     SU 503 100
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Medieval
Salterns
The area located by the grid reference given is contained within an overgrown wood; along the north-east and south-east margins of the wood is an earthern bank five m. in width and one and a half m. high, traceable for over 130 m. The enclosed area is lower than outside and fed by creeks which fill at high tide. Possibly a catch pond for salterns. SMR SU40NE06.     SU 492 087
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Beacon Site
Beacon Way. Site of beacon, probably Tudor. Bushy or Bush-Hill Beacon is shown on OS 1826 maps. SMR SU50NW17.     SU 514 085
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