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HER Number:MDV10758
Name:Ring Cairn to the Southeast of White Cross, Sidmouth

Summary

Ring of stones uncovered in tractor ploughing for a plantation in a field 200m southeast of White Cross. It was composed of nodules of chert and flint large enough to stand out from the mass of disintegrated tiny flints with which the field is strewn. The centre of the ring is slightly raised. There are indications of similar structures in the neighbouring rough ground to the east. It is probably the remains of a small cairn-ring erected around a Bronze Age burial. The cairn was not identified during site visits in 1958 or 1975. It was probably destroyed during tree planting.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 117 923
Map Sheet:SY19SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSidmouth
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSIDBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19SW/20

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RING CAIRN (Prehistoric - 698000 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Ring of stones uncovered in tractor ploughing for a plantation in a field 200m southeast of white cross. It was composed of nodules of chert and flint large enough to stand out from the mass of disintegrated tiny flints with which the field is strewn. The centre of the ring is slightly raised. There are indications of similar structures in the neighbouring rough ground to the east. It is probably the remains of a small cairn-ring erected around a bronze age burial (fox). Vis=-/8/1958(os) the site is densely overgrown and no trace of the ring is visible. Vis=5/11/1975 (os). The area is covered by a dense conifer plantation and the feature could not be identified. It was probably destroyed during tree planting.(os).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV97350.

Fox, a. /tda/85(1953)170/20th report on archaeology and early history.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV97351.

Osa=sy19sw9.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 2302 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

Site of ring cairn. Nonvisible.
SMR.


Silvester, R. J., Undated, Cairn (Worksheet). SDV359042.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
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. 2302.
SDV359042Worksheet: Silvester, R. J.. Undated. Cairn. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Register. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV97350Migrated Record:
SDV97351Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 24 2016 10:15AM