Keys to the Past

Glossary

Clearance cairn

Mound, cairn, of stones usually created by clearance of stones from fields for agricultural purposes, usually initially of Bronze Age date, as at Chatton Sandyford and Millstone Hill, Northumberland, Crawley Edge and Ravock Moor, County Durham. These may be part of a cairnfield where some cairns might be funerary.

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