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court cairn

David Cairnes (1645—1722) politician

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ring cairn

stalled cairn

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William Elliot Cairnes (1862—1902) army officer and military writer


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A general term used to describe a deliberately constructed pile of stones or stone rubble, often forming a burial mound or barrow, but sometimes the result of clearing fields in preparation for cultivation.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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