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Hampshire

Sites in this group:

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Abra Barrow Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Andyke Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Angle Down Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Ashleys Copse Hillfort
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Ashurst Lodge Enclosure
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Balksbury Hillfort
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Barrow Field Clumps Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Barton Stacey Barrows Round Barrow(s)
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Beacon Hill Hillfort
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Beaulieu Heath Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Beaulieu Road Round Barrow(s)
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Bevisbury Plateau Fort
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Black Bush Plain Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Bokerley Dyke Dyke
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Bratley Plain Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Breamore Down Round Barrow(s)
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Bridles Copse Dyke
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Brockwood Park Round Barrow(s)
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Buckland Rings Hillfort
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Bullsdown Camp Plateau Fort
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Burnt Axon Round Barrow(s)
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Bury Hill Hillfort
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Butser Hill Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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The Butts (New Forest) Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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The Butt (Fritham) Round Barrow(s)
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Castle Hill (Burley Street) Hillfort
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Castle Piece Hillfort
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Cheesefoot Head Barrows Round Barrow(s)
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Cheriton Long Barrow Long Barrow
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Chilbolton Down Long Barrow Long Barrow
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Chilbolton Round Barrows Round Barrow(s)
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Chilworth Ring Hillfort
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Cold Pixie's Cave Round Barrow(s)
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Collins Grave Bowl Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Cranbourne Wood Long Barrow Long Barrow
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Crawley Clump East Barrows Round Barrow(s)
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Crawley Clump West Barrows Round Barrow(s)
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Creek Bottom Barrows Round Barrow(s)
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Danebury Hillfort
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Danebury Long Barrows Long Barrow
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Danebury North-East long barrow Long Barrow
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Danebury Round Barrows Round Barrow(s)
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Devil's Ditch Dyke
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Dibden Bottom Round Barrow(s)
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Dirty Mount Round Barrow(s)
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Duck's Nest Long Barrow
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Dunwood Camp Hillfort
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Elkham Grave Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Farley Mount Enclosure Enclosure
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Flex Ditch Dyke
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Flowerdown Barrows Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Frankenbury Camp Hillfort
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Freefolk Wood Barrows Round Barrow(s)
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The Frith Hillfort
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Furze Down Barrow Long Barrow
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Gander Down Round Barrow(s)
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Giant's Grave Long Barrow
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Gorley Hill Hillfort (Destroyed)
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Grans Barrow Long Barrow
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Hamble Common camp Hillfort
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Hatchet Pond Round Barrow(s)
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Heardulfes Hlaewe Round Barrow(s)
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Hinton Ampner Park Round Barrow(s)
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Holbury Purlieu Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Holden's Firs Barrows Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Holman's Bottom Barrows Round Barrow(s)
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Ipers Bridge Road Round Barrow(s)
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Itchen Stoke Down Barrows Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Ivyhouse Farm Round Barrow(s)
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Jacob's Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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The Jumps Round Barrow(s)
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Kilmeston Round Barrow(s)
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Kitson’s Clumps Round Barrow(s)
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Knap Barrow Long Barrow
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Knoll Camp Hillfort
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Ladle Hill Hillfort
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Ladle Hill Disc Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Lamborough Long Barrow
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Laundry Bungalows Round Barrow(s)
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lbsley Common Round Barrow(s)
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Leckford Barrows Round Barrow(s)
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Littleton House Bowl Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Little Somborne Hillfort Hillfort
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Lockerley Camp Plateau Fort
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Longsdale View Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Longwood House Long Barrow Long Barrow
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Long Barrow Lane Long Barrow
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Love Lane Round Barrow(s)
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Lower Bordean Farm Round Barrow(s)
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Lower Exbury Promontory Fort
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Magdalen Hill Down Barrows Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Malwood Castle Hillfort
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Marchwood Inclosure Round Barrow(s)
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Martin's Clump Long Barrow
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Martin's Clump Mine Ancient Mine / Quarry
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Martin Down Round Barrow(s)
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Martin Down Camp Enclosure
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Merdon Castle Hillfort
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Micheldever Woods Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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The Millbarrows Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Monarch Way Round Barrow(s)
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Money Hills Round Barrow(s)
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Moody's Down Long Barrow
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Moody’s Down Farm Long Barrow
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Moorgreen House Round Barrow(s)
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Netley Hill Round Barrow(s)
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Newton Down Farm Round Barrow(s)
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New Farm Round Barrow(s)
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Norsebury Ring Hillfort
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North Yew Tree Heath Barrows Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Old Winchester Hill Hillfort
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Oliver's Battery Hillfort
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Oliver's Battery Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Owslebury Long Barrow
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Petersfield Heath Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Popham Beacons Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Pudding Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Quarley Hill Hillfort
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Salt Hill Long Barrow Long Barrow
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Sarsen Stone (Martin) Standing Stone / Menhir
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Setley Plain Round Barrow(s)
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Setley Pond Round Barrow(s)
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Seven Barrows Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Shirley Holms Round Barrow(s)
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Silchester Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Slap Bottom Round Barrow(s)
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South Wonston East Long Barrow Long Barrow
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South Wonston Long Barrow Long Barrow
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South Wonston North Long Barrow Long Barrow
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Stagsbury Hill Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Stockbridge Down Round Barrow(s)
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Stock's Farm Long Barrow Long Barrow
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St Catherine's Hill Hillfort
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St Mary's Church, Twyford Christianised Site
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Suddern Long Barrow
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Tatchbury Mount Hillfort
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Telegraph Hill Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Tenantry Farm Long Barrow
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Testwood Lakes Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Texas Barrows Round Barrow(s)
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Three Barrows (Laverstoke) Round Barrow(s)
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Tidbury Ring Hillfort
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Tidpit Common Down Long Barrow
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Toothill Fort Hillfort
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Tourner Bury Plateau Fort
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The Turret Round Barrow(s)
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Twyford Pumping Station Barrows Round Barrow(s)
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Upper Woodcott Farm Long Barrow
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Vales Moor Round Barrow(s)
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Vernditch Chase Long Barrow
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Vernditch Chase North Long Barrow
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Wallers Ash Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Warhill Cottage Round Barrow(s)
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Watership Down Round Barrow(s)
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Waters Down Farm Round Barrow(s)
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West Meon Round Barrow(s)
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West Wood Round Barrow(s)
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Weyhill Round Barrow(s)
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Wheely Farm Round Barrow(s)
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Whitefield Moor Round Barrow(s)
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Whiteshoot Hill Round Barrow(s)
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Whitsbury Castle Ditches Hillfort
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Whitsbury Down Long Barrow Long Barrow
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Wilbury House Round Barrow(s)
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Windmill Hill (Tournerbury Wood) Round Barrow(s)
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Winklebury Hillfort
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Withering Corner Barrows. Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Woolbury Hillfort
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Wyke Green Farm Round Barrow(s)
Sites of disputed antiquity:
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Cheriton Church Mound Christianised Site
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South Baddesley Stone Standing Stone / Menhir

News

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Silchester dig hints at larger Iron Age Town

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/court_and_social/article6833081.ece
ginger tt Posted by ginger tt
14th October 2009ce

Marine Mapping Helps Uncover the Past in the New Forest


Hampshire, UK, 08 September 2009 -
The New Forest National Park Authority is using detailed marine mapping from SeaZone to undertake an archaeological assessment of its coastline in response to changing sea levels... continues...
UncleRob Posted by UncleRob
14th September 2009ce
Edited 6th January 2016ce

New Forest discovery thought be one of oldest ever made in UK


(With thanks to Ocifant for sending me this)

TWO 6,000-year-old tombs have been unearthed in Hampshire in one of the biggest archaeological finds for years.

The discovery, thought to be among the oldest ever made in the UK, is set to shed new light on the life led by the county's earliest settlers... continues...
goffik Posted by goffik
5th June 2009ce
Edited 6th January 2016ce

Stone head found in Hampshire

"A retired fisherman has discovered an ancient stone head which experts say could be 24,000 years old - the oldest found in Britain." The five-inch stone head was found off Long Island in Hampshire and according to archaeologists could be a piece of Neanderthal art. "A similar stone head was found in a Neanderthal cave in northern France and was dated back to 28,000 BC."

Full story and photo appear on page 7 of The Times, 2 October 2004.
Littlestone Posted by Littlestone
2nd October 2004ce
Edited 17th July 2005ce

Axe on the beach from 8,500 years ago


Dog-walker Jamie Stevenson took a stroll along the beach – and stumbled across an axe head dating back to the stone age.

Mr Stevenson, a Radio Solent newsreader, said: 'My dog Woody likes chasing stones when I skim them on the water, and so I just happened to pick it up.

'It felt different and looked different... continues...
Jane Posted by Jane
27th March 2004ce
Edited 27th March 2004ce

Oldest bridge found.

Whilst constructing a reservoir at Testwood just outside Southampton, Southern Water uncovered the remains of a Bronze Age bridge.

http://www.wessexarch.co.uk/projects/hampshire/testwood/index.html
jimit Posted by jimit
30th October 2003ce

Royal Navy to aid search for Solent archaeology


Ok, so they're doing it for their own ends, because they might have to dredge some of it. But they could find all sorts of Prehistoric Stuff.

http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/rn/content... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
4th September 2003ce

Iron Age coin-die found in Hants


An ancient British , used to stamp a horse design on Iron Age gold coins, has been found near Alton in Hampshire... continues...
Jane Posted by Jane
21st August 2003ce

Iron Age "forger's" die found

Ancient forger's coin die found - The coin die was used to make Iron Age coins
An ancient British coin die - used to create the design on gold coins in the Iron Age - has been found in Hampshire.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hampshire/dorset/3156829.stm
Posted by BrigantesNation
17th August 2003ce
Edited 15th February 2006ce

Rescue begins for seabed relics from 6000BC


http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,722701,00... continues...
Posted by phil
28th May 2002ce

Links

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Hampshire Downloads National Mapping project


An astonishing report compiling aerial photography and other surveys in the chalkland area between the Itchen and Test rivers. A must for the Hampshire Antiquarian! There are many possible sites in here that were never known about before!
UncleRob Posted by UncleRob
1st April 2016ce

Hampshire Treasures


In case you're visiting sites in Hants and wondering what formicaant, pure joy, jimit and others are referring to, this is it. Indispensible but only as good as its sources. Refers often to PHFC (Proceedings of the Hampshire Field Club, which is now published as Hampshire Studies, an annual journal), which is available at the Hants Record Office next to Winchester railway station.
UncleRob Posted by UncleRob
4th January 2009ce

Latest posts for Hampshire

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Cold Pixie's Cave (Round Barrow(s)) — Folklore

Here in the Forest still lives Shakspeare's Puck, a veritable being, who causes the Forest colts to stray, carrying out word for word Shakspeare's description, -

"I am that merry wanderer of the night,
When I a fat and bean-fed horse beguile,
Neighing in likeness of a filly foal."
(Midsummer Night's Dream, Act ii., Sc. 1.)

This tricksy fairy, so the Forest peasant to this hour firmly believes, inhabits the bogs, and draws people into them, making merry, and laughing at their misfortunes, fulfilling his own roundelay -

"Up and down, up and down,
I will lead them up and down;
I am feared in field and town,
Goblin, lead them up and down."
(Midsummer Night's Dream, Act iv., Sc. 2.)

Only those who are eldest born are exempt from his spell. The proverb of "as ragged as a colt Pixey" is everywhere to be heard, and at which Drayton seems to hint in his Court of Faerie:-

"This Puck seems but a dreaming dolt,
Still walking like a ragged colt."
From 'The New Forest: its History and its Scenery' by John R. Wise (1863).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
2nd April 2016ce

Farley Mount Enclosure — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Farley Mount Enclosure</b>Posted by UncleRob UncleRob Posted by UncleRob
1st April 2016ce

Cold Pixie's Cave (Round Barrow(s)) — Fieldnotes

Visited 26.3.16

Easily spotted south of the B3055 - a short distance west of the Hatchet Pond Barrow. The previous excavation of this barrow has left it well mangled.

E.H. state:
This monument includes a round barrow situated on lowland heath. The barrow mound, which was partially excavated during the winter of l941/2, measures 29m in diameter and 1.7m high. It was constructed of turves and gravel and is surrounded by a 2.3m wide ditch from which the mound material was quarried during construction. This ditch now survives as a 3m wide and 0.25m deep earthwork. No burial was found, the only find of note being an amber necklace.
Posted by CARL
28th March 2016ce

Hatchet Pond (Round Barrow(s)) — Fieldnotes

Visited 26.3.16

Easily spooted south of the B3055.
Another barrow covered in gorse.
Immediately east of the barrow is an earthwork consisting of a low bank and ditch. No idea how old this is?

E.H. state:
This monument includes a bowl barrow situated on lowland heath. The barrow mound is relatively flat topped and measures 25m in diameter and stands up to 0.7m high. A slight hollow in the mound centre suggests previous robbing or early exploration of the site. Although no longer visible at ground level, a ditch, from which material was quarried during construction of the monument, surrounds the barrow mound. This has become infilled over the years but survives as a buried feature c.2m wide. This monument is one of a widely scattered group of round barrows situated on Beaulieu Heath.
Posted by CARL
28th March 2016ce

Ipers Bridge Road (Round Barrow(s)) — Fieldnotes

Visited 26.3.2016.

Both barrows are easy to spot from the road but are both covered y the dreaded gorse.

E. H. state:
This monument includes two bell barrows situated on lowland heath. The southern barrow mound measures 16m in diameter and stands up to 1.4m high. Surrounding the mound is a level berm or platform, surviving to an average width of 2.2m, a ditch, from which material was quarried during the construction of the barrow, and an outer bank. The ditch has become partly infilled over the years, but survives as a slight earthwork 2m wide and 0.8m deep; the bank is 2.7m wide and 0.4m high. The overall diameter of this barrow is 35m. The northern barrow mound measures 14m in diameter and stands up to 1.5m high. Surrounding the mound is a berm, which has an average width of 1m, a ditch, which is 2m wide and 0.5m deep, and an outer bank 3.5m wide and 0.4m high. The overall diameter of this barrow is 33m. Both barrow mounds have evidence for partial excavation or robbing in the form of a slight hollow in the mound centre.
Posted by CARL
28th March 2016ce

Wheely Farm (Round Barrow(s)) — Fieldnotes

Visited 25.3.16

My last site of the day which again ended in disappointment. My old O/S map shows two barrows - the most up to date now only shows one. Again E.H. have nothing to say about it.

In short I couldn't see any trace of it. The field was in short crop of some sort and I suspect this barrow has now been completely ploughed out?

I did intend to visit the barrows in Bishop's Waltham (which seem to be in good nick) but by now the others had had enoug and wanted to get food and get to the hotel. Although disappointed I can't really complain as it had been a long day and we were all getting tired.

Perhaps I will have better luck tomorrow?
Posted by CARL
26th March 2016ce

Brockwood Park (Round Barrow(s)) — Fieldnotes

Visited 25.3.16

My 1974 O.S. map (that's what you get from buying maps from charity shops!) shows 5 barrows in the vicinity of Brockwood Park. The latest E.H. map now sadly only shows one barrow but has nothing to say about it.

The area where the barrow is shown is covered with trees and I am not sure I could see it. There is one obvious small 'mound' with a tree growing on top of it but this could just be a mound created by the tree's roots?

Not one to recommend.
Posted by CARL
26th March 2016ce

Kilmeston (Round Barrow(s)) — Fieldnotes

Visited 25.3.16

Unlike UncleRob I couldn't make out any trace of these barrows. They are either very low or completely ploughed out since UncleRob's visit?
Posted by CARL
26th March 2016ce

Oliver's Battery (Hillfort) — Fieldnotes

Visited 25.3.16

It was the first chance I had to get 'out and about' this year and I took the chance to knock off a few English Heritage sites in the Winchester / Southampton area. On my way to one such site I had chance for a quick visit to Oliver's Battery.

Finding the site is easy enough - a road runs right through it - and a handy car park is at its western edge. The whole site is overgrown wth trees and brambles etc. It would have taken a lot longer for a proper visit than I had time for but I was able to spot the curving edge of the bank next to the car park. Although overgrown it is about 0.5m in height and not difficult to spot.

Given the site is so easy to visit I am surprised these are the first field notes?

Worth a look when in the area.
Posted by CARL
26th March 2016ce

Bury Hill (Hillfort) — Images

<b>Bury Hill</b>Posted by GLADMAN GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
26th January 2016ce
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