The County Durham Sites & Monuments Register, citing Robert Young's 1984 PHD thesis Wear Valley Prehistory, seems uncertain of this site's authenticity, listing it as a "possible round barrow". It is described as a:
"much ploughed oval mound on the west side of Stockley Beck in the north corner of the pasture. Length 27m. north-south, breadth 9m. east-west, height 1.5m. The mound is surrounded by a bank and internal ditch of diameter 34m. The bank is broken in several places, a feature perhaps related to later tree-planting."
The map reference given here is accurate to within 1km.