Site of Possible Long Barrow 400m W of Cross Hands
The possible site of an Early Neolithic long barrow was recorded during archaeological fieldwork. The site lay 1.3 km south of Little Compton. It may have been a natural feature such as a limestone outcrop.
1 Two stones at SP2628, connected by a low ridge and 26 other stones in the hedge, suggested to be a long barrow or other Megalithic site. Now no trace of the stones or ridge. Local information suggests a large stone was deliberately buried c1965-6.
2 The field, under plough, lies on the E crest of a ridge and no large stones could be found. The stones noted by Crawford probably originated from a low natural limestone ridge, which is marked by a heavy stone scatter running NE-SW across the stated position. No indication of side ditches.