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HER Number:MDV10754
Name:Flint Cairn in White Cross Plantation, Sidbury


Flint cairn excavated in the 19th century. Now in poor condition.


Grid Reference:SY 118 930
Map Sheet:SY19SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSidmouth
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSIDBURY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric flint cairn south east of Mount Pleasant Cottage

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19SW/17

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARROW (Prehistoric - 698000 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

HUTCHINSON + WORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV97293.

Overgrown dry flint cairn in plantation (hutchinson + worth).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV97363.

Worth, r. N. /tda/12(1880)125/second report of the barrow committee.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV97364.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV97365.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/41(1983)41.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV97366.

Hutchinson, p. O. /m. S. Diary/(20/7/1869 and 10/10/1871).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV97368.

Des=ea/(2003)/east devon heathlands archaeological survey/report no.03.26/in smr.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=12/11/1953 (os) not located.

Salvatore, J. P., 1998, Bowl Barrow/Cairn in White Cross Plantation, Easthill, Sidbury (Un-published). SDV348349.

Flint mound first recorded by Hutchinson in 1869 when exploratory excavation had already taken place. The monument is now in poor condition with a considerable portion of the centre having been removed in the 19th century excavations and the remaining parts having suffered plough damage and subsequent tree planting operations. Not recommended for scheduling.

Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, 20, Part 1; 142, Part 2: Gazetteer, Site No. 389 (Report - Survey). SDV101648.

SMR record flint cairn 11m diameter x 0.8m high with large central excavation, deeply ploughed and tree covered. By 1998 remaining parts of mound only just visible. Site lies to the west of the survey area.

Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 2310 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

Cairn 11m x 0.8m. Damaged.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV101648Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.26. A4 Unbound + Digital. 20, Part 1; 142, Part 2: Gazetteer, Site No. 389.
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV348349Un-published: Salvatore, J. P.. 1998. Bowl Barrow/Cairn in White Cross Plantation, Easthill, Sidbury. Monuments Protection Programme. Report on Site for which Scheduling is Not . A4 Single Sheet.
SDV351568Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003-2004. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. Site No. 2310.
SDV97293Migrated Record: HUTCHINSON + WORTH.
SDV97363Migrated Record:
SDV97364Migrated Record:
SDV97365Migrated Record:
SDV97366Migrated Record:
SDV97368Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 24 2016 10:42AM