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CLEARANCE CAIRN

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An irregularly constructed, generally unstructured, mound of stones. Often, but not necessarily, circular. Normally a byproduct of field clearance for agricultural purposes.

Field Clearance Cairn (Non-Preferred) | Small Cairn (Non-Preferred)

Related Terms

Term Note
BOUNDARY CAIRN A cairn used to indicate the limit of an area or a piece of land.
CAIRN A monument featuring a bank or mound constructed primarily of stone. Use specific term where known.
CAIRNFIELD A group of cairns in close proximity to each other, the majority of which are clearance cairns.
FIELD SYSTEM An area of land, often enclosed, used for cultivation or the grazing of livestock. Includes both single enclosures and more complex groups of fields.
RIG AND FURROW A series of ridges (rigs), separated by furrows, created by ploughing.

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