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D23 Bronneger



Visited: June 18, 2015

Hunebed D23, measuring 6.0 × 2.7 metres, originally consisted of four capstones supported on eight sidestones. But the years have taken their toll, and only a single capstone now remains. It is unknown if there was ever an entrance portal or circle of kerbstones around the hunebed.

Nevertheless, this hunebed strikes a remarkable 'dolmenesque' profile that instantly captures the eye, its single flat capstone perched proudly on its twin orthostats in near classic pose.

All the photographs provided for this hunebed, apart from mine, are in fact showing hunebed D24. It seems that many visitors assume that D23, D24 and D25 are arranged sequentially as they walk through the woodland.

But this is not the case. Precedence in numbering hunebedden runs from North to South. So the middle hunebed of the three (this one), being the most northerly, is numbered D23, The other two are then numbered in sequence from west to east.

LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
27th June 2015ce
Edited 27th June 2015ce

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