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CONSUMPTION DYKE

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A dyke, often of great thickness, built to consume stone cleared from the land as part of the agricultural improvements of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Related Terms

Term Note
BOUNDARY DYKE A dyke that indicates the limit of an area or a piece of land.
CONSUMPTION CAIRN A cairn built to consume stone cleared from the land as part of the agricultural improvements of the 18th and 19th centuries.

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