Hampshire Treasures

Volume 13 ( Eastleigh)

Page 9 - Botley

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
Punchcard No.
Group A - Natural Features
Area of Scenic Beauty
This is an area of the ancient manor of Botley. The movement of the village northwards, possibly to obtain a better river crossing, has left an area of medieval buildings unaffected by later development. Manor Farm woods are open to the public.     SU 510 120
2605 42
Trees
Situated to N.W. of village in triangle formed by Holmesland, Winchester Street and High Street. Mainly oak.     SU 512 133
2605 37
Trees
Belt of trees at Hobb Lane.     TPO 83
SU 499 128
2605 32
Group B - Archaeological Sites and Remains
Stone Age
Mesolithic Site
Consists of finely worked cores, microburns and blades. Part of site has been covered by a sewage works, the rest of the area being ploughed fields. OSA SU 51 SW 22. Ref: HFCP 22 pp.22-24 (1963) (B. Cunliffe).     SU 519 115
2605 41
Bronze Age
Mounds
Site consists of a long and a round barrow. It has been suggested, from a study of photographs, that the mounds are not tumuli, but tips from river dredging or salt workings. Land under plough. Information supplied by Ordnance Survey Office.     SU 519 115
2605 40
Roman
Tile Kiln
Site excavated in 1956. Nothing is now visible, but excavated tiles are in Winchester Museum. OSA SU 51 W 10. Ref: HFCP 22 pp.22-24 (1963) (B. Cunliffe).     SU 512 150
2605 38
Charcoal burning site
Consisting of circular patches of dark soil. Area formerly known as 'King's Copse' and is probably the King's Forest mentioned in the Market Charter of 1266.     SU 504 119
2605 39
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