A mound of stones resulting from field clearance for agricultural purposes. These can date to any period from prehistory onwards. The term cairn is derived from the Irish word 'carn' meaning a heap or pile of stones. See also Cairn - unclassified, Burial cairn, Radial-stone cairn, Ring-cairn, Cairn circle, Cairnfield, Boundary cairn and Wayside Cairn.
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