Hampshire Treasures

Volume 12 ( Gosport)

Page 3 - Alverstoke and Rowner

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
Punchcard No.
Group A - Natural Features
Stokes Bay Road
View point
Esplanade and common backed by trees, with beach in foreground. Views of the Solent and the Isle of Wight.     SZ 586 988
1001 18
Rodney Close
Woodland
'The Wildgrounds', Rowner. Several acres of trees - mainly oaks.     SSSI
LNR
SU 580 010
1003 06
Grange Road
River
Alver River. Passes through defensive moat. Stone arch at south end, where river flows to sea. Ref: 1. G.H. Williams. Portsmouth Papers 30 pp.42, 43. Ref: 2. Gosport Records 14 pp.12-14.     SZ 586 992
1001 01
Group B - Archaeological Sites and Remains
Saxon
Settlement (site of)
West of Grange Road, Rowner. Excavations revealed small village settlements, C.9-C.10 A.D. Finds include hearths, rubbish pits, bones and molluscs. Ref: Rescue Archaeology in Hampshire 1973 pp.38-51.     SU 587 002
1003 11
Motte and bailey
Castle Mound. Formerly known as Windmill Mound. Site of defensive stronghold commanding a crossing of the River Alver. Probably C.12. Heavily overgrown, and restored. OSA SU 50 SE 13, SMR 9. Ref: 1. PHFC 2 (1890-3) p.343. Ref: 2. VCH (Hants) 3 (1908) p.218. Ref: 3. PHFC 18 (1951-3). Ref: 4. The Earlier English Fortifications of Gosport (1974) G.H. Williams. Ref: 5. Portsmouth Papers 30 p.7.     SAM 482
SU 584 001
1003 04
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