These maps and reports were produced by the Hampshire County Council Historic Environment Team using the Archaeology & Historic Buildings Record (AHBR). The AHBR is a database of all known archaeological sites, historic buildings, place-names, wrecks and parks & gardens ranging in time from the Palaeolithic (-500,000 BC) up to the present day. The record currently holds over 40,000 sites and is an important tool for academic and personal research and has a role in education, recreation and tourism, promoting interest and an appreciation of Hampshire’s diverse heritage. The record can be searched online at http://www3.hants.gov.uk/landscape-and-heritage/historic-environment/historic-buildings-register.htm.
It is constantly being updated and revised as new information comes in from excavations or research projects. As such, the sites depicted on the maps show the records at a certain ‘point-in-time’ and may be subject to change as new facts come to light. Further clarification is available from the Hampshire County Council Historic Environment Team.
The team can be contacted for any queries regarding the local archaeology of a specific area. Our website can be found at http://www3.hants.gov.uk/landscape-and-heritage/historic-environment
It is a criminal offence to destroy or damage a scheduled monument either intentionally or through recklessness. It is also a criminal offence to carry out or to permit others to carry out unauthorised works to a scheduled monument, i.e. works undertaken without Scheduled Monument or Class Consent…The use of metal detecting equipment on a scheduled site is illegal without the written consent of English Heritage, as is the removal of objects found by detection equipment. Where a criminal offence is suspected, English Heritage may choose to investigate with a view to prosecution or to refer the matter to the police and to the Crown Prosecution Service. A conviction for any of these offences can lead to a fine and, in respect of intentional or reckless damage or destruction of a monument, a fine and/or imprisonment.’
For further details please see http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/content/imported-docs/p-t/guideforownersofsams.pdf