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|Description ||View along part of SW longside. Passage grave inside 30m by 8m oval enclosure which is partly well preserved, partly missing. The chamber probably had 15 capstones, 7 survived the historic destruction attempts. Total length of chamber is 25m. As the western part has a slightly different orientation (almost WNW-ESE, while the rest of the chamber is oriented NW-SE) it is believed the site was built in two different periods.|
Unless the site sign claims the western end was added later this is against all chronology. If a part was added later than the opposite is far more likely: a small five capstone chamber was enlarged and reused as western quarter of a passage grave.
Sprockhoff, Schwieger, in: Körner, G. (Ed.), Sprockhoff, E. Atlas der Megalithgräber Deutschlands, Niedersachsen-Westfalen, Habelt, Bonn, 1975 p. 132
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