Bevis's Thumb
Bevis's Thumb
A Neolithic long barrow named after a legendary local giant named Bevis, or Beavis. The old tales tell that Bevis ate an ox washed down with two hogshead of beer every week. This same Bevis was said to have cast his sword off the parapets of Arundel Castle.
The burial mound is an elongated barrow, rather the the round barrows which are generally more common in the Sussex downlands. The site has also been called Solomon's Thumb.