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Bolderwood Hunting Lodge

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Boldrewood; Harborough; Bolder Lodge; Hatheburgh; Hatherburgh; Harborowe

In the civil parish of Minstead.
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: SU24400794
Latitude 50.87045° Longitude -1.65460°

Bolderwood Hunting Lodge has been described as a probable Palace.

There are earthwork remains.


SU 24400794. "Assumed site of royal hunting lodge (14th century ?) - typical rectangular earthworks;" finds of west-country slate and pottery. (Pasmore)
(SU 24450803) On a slight south-facing slope are the remains of a rectangular earthwork, about 65.0 m. by 50.0 m., which may be a hunting lodge in that it conforms with other known examples in the New Forest in general shape, size and position.
It consists of an inner platform or level area surrounded by a ditch. Though much of the ditch has been destroyed sufficient remains to determine its former extent; it is most marked at the north-west corner of the enclosure. No obvious entrance can be located. A large quarry has been dug into the interior on the eastern side (F1 JGB 26-AUG-82).
Site examined during RCHME fieldwork, February 1996. Remains as depicted by OS 1:1000 survey. Much disturbed by quarrying and fallen trees. Site littered with slate fragments. In siting, plan, and form it is typical of New Forest hunting lodge sites, and strongly resembles examples at Sloden and Ashurst (RCHME Field Investigation, N Smith, 1st Feb 1996). (PastScape)

Assumed site of a royal hunting lodge, a typical rectangular earthwork. A hunting lodge originally known as Harborough and first mentioned in 1330. It was ordered to be built in 1358 of timber frame and plaster surrounded by a ditch and roofed with Purbeck and Cornish slate. It was said to have a great gate and postern, a great chamber for the king, a chapel and a long house for chambers of office, including a kitchen, larder, granary and stables. It was extended between 1362 and 1365. The site lies south of the later Bolderwood Lodge. (Hampshire AHBR)

Has been identified as Hatheburgh, a hunting lodge built in 1358.
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