An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Dorset, Volume 1, West. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1952.
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34 COMPTON ABBAS (D.d.)
Fittings—Bell: one by Thomas Purdue, 1665. Chest: In vestry, of iron with churchwarden's name and date 1816. Font: Circular bowl with chamfered under edge, cylindrical stem and double chamfered base, 13th-century, recut. Monuments: On E. wall of N. aisle externally, (1) to John Hardy, 1633, plain tablet; (2) to Elizabeth, wife of John Hardy, 1628, plain tablet. Plate: Pewter dish with initials R.H.I., 18th-century. Seating: In vestry—coffin-stool with turned legs, and top of a second stool, 17th-century.
(2) Standing Stones, 1,000 yards S.W. of the church, are two in number, one 6 ft. long by 4 ft. high and 1 ft. thick and the second, to the W., 6½ ft. long by 3½ ft. high and 1½ ft. thick. They are 1¾ ft. apart and staggered.
(5) Mound, possibly a long barrow, 200 yards W.S.W. of Eggardon Hill Farm and 1,100 yards W. of the church, is about 53 yards long and at most 18 yards wide and 5 ft. high. It has been much disturbed and the outline obscured. Its axis lies roughly E. and W.
(6) Celtic Field-System along the scarp of a reentrant on the S.E. of Eggardon Hill, ½ m. N.W. of the church, covers an area of about 65 acres, mostly along the 650 ft. contour. It has well marked scarps.
(7) Dyke and cultivation-system, the former is on the W. edge of the parish 50 yards S.W. of (3). The dyke extends across a low ridge for about 80 yards in a well-defined state and can be traced for a further 130 yards; it consists of a bank with a ditch on the S.E. side; the bank rises 3 ft. above the bottom of the ditch. There are traces of a cultivation-system, perhaps of Celtic origin, in the immediate neighbourhood.