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Clanfield Earthwork

In the civil parish of Clanfield.
In the historic county of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
Modern Authority of Hampshire.
1974 county of Hampshire.
Medieval County of Hampshire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SU71561700
Latitude 50.94801° Longitude -0.98284°

Clanfield Earthwork has been described as a Timber Castle although is doubtful that it was such.

There are no visible remains.


? Bowl barrow, tree ring. Scheduled (Grinsell).
A circular area defined by a broad shallow ditch not more than 18 inches deep. No break for an entrance, interior same level as exterior. No bank and no central mound. Not a tumulus and very doubtful if it is ancient (Annotated Record Map).
Circular ringwork of platform type (Annotated Record Map).
No traces of this feature remain.
It shows clearly on a Crawford Collection AP of July 1932 with its western perimeter clipped by the road. Some 50.0m to the S at approx SU 71551700 this AP shows an apparent saucer barrow but this also has been destroyed (F1 ASP 04-OCT-68). (PastScape)

Record in PastScape of 'ringwork' although probably a ringbank is meant rather than a medieval castle. The site of an uncertain circular ringwork of platform type beside the London Portsmouth Road, associated with a probably Bronze Age saucer barrow. This site would guard the main road at the point where it enters the Downs and is confined, so not implausable as medieval castle site, but since remains gone and were seemingly slight before being lost and with no associated medieval sites or finds has to be doubtful.
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