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We have made radio and optical observations of a selection of compact double radio sources discovered in the course of the the MIT-Green Bank-VLA gravitational lens search. These sources were chosen for followup by virtue of having two or more unresolved components separated by less than two arcseconds in VLA A-array maps at X Band (3.6 cm). Statistical studies have shown that the class of ``compact double radio sources'' are not, in general, larger objects seen end-on. This class is not well-studied at the present time, but they appear to be radio galaxies at large redshifts. We will present results from our 6 cm MERLIN observations of a sample of these sources. We will also present preliminary results of our optical followup program using the 1.3m McGraw-Hill telescope.
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