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CAIRN

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A monument featuring a bank or mound constructed primarily of stone. Use specific term where known.

Rectangular Cairn (Non-Preferred)

Related Terms

Term Note
CAIRNFIELD A group of cairns in close proximity to each other, the majority of which are clearance cairns.
CLEARANCE CAIRN An irregularly constructed, generally unstructured, mound of stones. Often, but not necessarily, circular. Normally a byproduct of field clearance for agricultural purposes.
CONSUMPTION CAIRN A cairn built to consume stone cleared from the land as part of the agricultural improvements of the 18th and 19th centuries.
STONE HEAP A pile of stones of doubtful antiquity, sometimes dumped in preparation for building or drainage, but more often of unknown purpose or origin. For piles of stone cleared for agricultural purposes use CLEARANCE CAIRN.

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