D-shaped barrow

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A class of chambered tombs dating to the 3rd millennium found in central and northern parts of the British Isles where the stone‐built chamber is set within an earthen mound or stone cairn with a D‐shaped outline. The chamber opens from the flat face. In the north of Scotland these are also known as heel‐shaped cairns.

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