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|Description ||Another megalith (a fragment) is still (as described by Sprockhoff) incorporated into a dry-wall of a historic farm pigsty (usage nowadays changed) at a nearby property (the friendly owner who bought the estate 30 years ago kindly showed it to me). The tombs' partial destruction happened in 1860, when it was blown-up to use the stones for building up the basement of a new farmhouse for Herringhaus family 750m North of the site. In 1887/88 the damaged site was examined by Professor F.J. Jostes et al.. He discovered significant remains of the chamber: one capstone and 13 orthostats. Furthermore parts of chambers' pavement built of flat limestone, vestiges of the dry-walling (sealing between the megaliths) and ceramic (Tiefstichkeramik). Nevertheless, the original ground-plan could not be clarified. Guessing from the size of the barrow it could have been a 5 or 6 capstone chamber. |
Except for the one megalith partly sticking out of it, the other megaliths found by Jostes are possibly covered inside the barrows' remains. However I could not find any reference for their whereabouts. Additional information by someone familiar with (this) details is greatly appreciated.
The site is not signposted (April 2012), but there is an info-panel beside it. The immediate surroundings of the site have recently been deforested.
 Körner, G. (Ed.), Sprockhoff, E. Atlas der Megalithgräber Deutschlands, Niedersachsen-Westfalen, Habelt, Bonn, 1975 p. 128
 Riese, Dr. Bernhard, "Die Teufelssteine von Laer am Teutoburger Wald", Süderberger Hefte Nr. 3, Bad Laer 1977
Jostes und Effmann, Vorchristliche Altertümer im Gaue Süderberge (Iburg), Zeitschr. f. vaterl. Gesch. u. Althertumskunde, 46, 1888, 45ff, 58ff, Taf. II + III
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