(6) LONG HANBOROUGH, OXON : Formed July 28th. Reported August 9th, Cr: Ed Collis. Crop: Wheat/Dowsed SP 423 145
We heard about the formation from a local businessman, who had already viewed it. It was situated in a field at the bottom of a valley between Long Hanborough and Combe. A footpath runs through the field linking the two villages. Blenheim Palace is about a mile away.
The structure consisted of a dumb-bell with 2, 30-ft circles ACW and a 22ft x 3ft path linking them. The circles had varying flows - radial at the outside and spiral on the inside with the path running into the right hand side one. A strange triangle or arrowhead was surmounted above the dumb-bell. This was almost as long as the parent structure and certainly new to Oxfordshire. We were unable to get permission to enter before harvesting so the survey will not be too accurate.
Many people use the path and the field above to exercise their dogs, so there were rumours that youngsters had made it in mid-afternoon.
Jeremy Kay - Seed samples were sent to Michael Newark for dowsing. He got a positive result.