Hampshire Treasures

Volume 9 ( Test Valley South)

Page 75 - Little Somborne

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
Punchcard No.
Group A - Natural Features
Somborne Park Estate. Different species within the areas of Ridges Grove and Winter Down Copse.     T.P.O. No. 84/T.V.S. 17
SU 385 340
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Group B - Archaeological Sites and Remains
Stone Age/Bronze Age
Flint Working Sites (2)
North and south of Fox Heath Copse. Finds include picks, choppers, large cores, anvil stones, etc. Centred on grid reference. O.S.A. No. SU33 SE24.     SU 395 339
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Bronze Age
Bowl Barrow
Mound approximately 40.0m in diameter and 1.5m in height. Recorded in an Anglo- Saxon charter as Heardulfe's Hlaewe or Heardulfe's Barrow. Area now subject to ploughing. O.S.A. No. SU33 NE14. Ref: 1. Arch. J. Vol. 83, 1926, (Grundy), p.173. Ref: 2. P.H.F.C., Vol. 14, 1938-40, (Grinsell), pp.31, 351. Ref: 3. Wessex from the Air, (Crawford and Keiller), p.155.     SU 385 363
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Iron Age
Hill Fort
Woolbury Ring, Stockbridge Down. A strong hilltop camp covering 20 acres, with single bank and ditch. The bank and ditch is well preserved to the west, the bank being 9 ft. high and 16 ft. above the bottom of the ditch. The eastern side has been ploughed out, and the ditch only remains to the north and south. The entrance is on the west side, the interior is down to permanent pasture.     S.A.M. No. 52
SU 381 353
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Corn Drier
South of Tin Wood. First scheduled July 1979, previously excavated by Test Valley Archaeological Committee, part of a large settlement site. Subsequently reburied in-situ.     S.A.M. No. 545
SU 392 332
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Post Norman
Ancient Site
Little Somborne. Site of deserted mediaeval village. Hundred = Buddlesgate. Ref: 1. V.C.H., Vol. 1, p. 494. Ref: 2. V.C.H., Vol. 4, pp.480-482.     SU 382 327
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