A mound constructed primarily of stone located on a boundary. The term cairn is derived from the Irish word 'carn' meaning a heap or pile of stones. These date from the 19th century onwards. See also Cairn - unclassified, Burial cairn, Cairn circle, Radial-stone cairn, Ring-cairn, Clearance cairn, Cairnfield and Wayside Cairn.
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