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|Description ||Pole aerial view from the NW. According to Jacob-Friesen, Sprockhoff and Schwieger  the chamber originally had 4 capstones , 4 uprights on each longside and a size of appr. 8m x 3m (clear 6m x 2m).|
Two large stones in the west and east were interpreted as chamber-endstones. One upright of the southern longside is missing. One capstone is fallen into the chamber and partly overgrown now. Another one is slightly out of place, but still resting on its uprights. The westernmost and the easternmost capstones are missing. Sprockhoff identified a stone in the eastern end of the chamber as a fragment of the latter.
Today there are many other large erratic boulders around, that do not appear on Schwieger's fine drawing from 23.06.1926. Some of them certainly have been placed there by the farmer who will have found them on one of the surrounding fields. Some others could have been part of the tomb. Maybe the chamber had a ring of kerbstones around it (like at many other tombs in this area) or they are from a destroyed passage. But this all is speculation, only an excavation by professional archaeologist could clarify this.
 Müller J.H., Reimers J., Vor- und frühgeschichtliche Alterthümer der Provinz Hannover, 1893
 Bödige N., Natur- und Geschichtsdenkmäler des Osnabrücker Landes, 1920
 Sprockhoff, Ernst (et al.) – Atlas der Megalithgräber Deutschlands – Teil 3 Niedersachsen - Westfalen, Habelt, Bonn, 1975, p. 119
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