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|Description ||The remains of the appr. 26m long chamber viewed from the SW (April 2008)|
What once was the second largest chambered tomb of the Necropolis at Westerholte suffered severe damages in the first half of the 19th century when it was abused as a quarry. According to the detailed sketch of Wächter  the NE-SW oriented chamber originally had 16 capstones and a length of appr. 26m. When J.H. Müller  visited the site in 1864 only 4 orthostats in situ, a fragment of an orthostat and 4 partly damaged capstones were left of this magnificent site. Nowadays it still looks the same as in 1864. The 30m long barrow still is significant . The two pairs of orthostats in situ possibly were NW5, NW6, SE5 and SE6. Fallen between them the partly damaged capstones C5? and C6?. Further to the NE two fallen capstones C9? And C13?. A partly overgrown fragment? of an orthostat in the SW, possibly of SE2.
 Wächter, J.K., Statitsitik der im Königreich Hannover vorhandenen heidnischen Denkmäler, Hannover 1841
 Müller, J.H., Vorchristliche Denkmäler der Landdrosteibezirke Lüneburg und Osnabrück im Königreiche Hannover. Zeitschr. des hist. Vereins für Niedersachen, 1864
 Jacob, Albrecht, Sprockhoff, Schwieger in: Körner, G. (Ed.), Sprockhoff, E. Atlas der Megalithgräber Deutschlands, Teil 3 "Niedersachsen-Westfalen", Habelt, Bonn, 1975, S. 115f.
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