Site of Possible Long Barrow 400m W of Cross Hands

Description of this historic site

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.

Notes about this historic site

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.

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