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Tustrup Jættestue

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Also known as:
  • Tustrup
  • Stenaldergravpladsen ved Tustrup
  • Tustrup Jaettestue

Latitude:56° 29' 29.23" N
Longitude:   10° 30' 43.3" E

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Featured in The Megalithic European (TME) page 161.

Access: Bit of a walk from the carpark - perhaps a few hundred metres along a decent path, down into a reasonably steep little valley, across a wooden bridge and up the other side.

In Djursland, NE of Århus.

We went here from Mols (or Porskær Stenhus, as it's more often known). It's a bit of a winding wander through minor roads, but very rewarding, as there are a few other minor (but cool) sites to search out on the way. The first few of these are spottable if you contininue on the road past Porskær Stenhus.

I'll try to describe this way, as the route directly from the E45 is pretty simple until you join our route anyway! (Junction 42 onto the 16 east, which becomes the 21. Left onto the 547 and then right to Tustrup village before you reach Fjellerup. Then 0.5km before Tustrup village, turn right (west). The carpark is on the left about 1.5km-2km along this road.

So, from Porskær Stenhus we coninued east along the same road towards Agri. Within a couple of km at most, we noticed a wrecked barrow to the left in a scrubby bit of a field boundary - which I've called Porskærvej un-named.

We went straight through Agri (pretty place), and after about half a km, the barrows of Stabelhøje are unmissable on the left. At some point around here, we also saw a couple of wrecked barrows I've yet to identify, but you won't miss them as they were right next to the road. We continued on towards Tåstrup (not Tustrup!!!).

From Tåstrup it gets difficult to remember for sure exactly the way we navigated the maze of minor roads, which is a shame because we saw a really nice dolmen (to be identified) on the right of one of the little lanes.

Given that, I'll just say that we headed for Kolind, Koed, Nimtofte and then Tustrup. Just over 0.5km north of Tustrup, there is a crossroads - turn west here. The carpark for the site is about 1.5km-2km along on the left with a sign.

Visited 4 April 2006
Good map (& probably info boards if we could have read them) in the carpark to whet the megalithic appetite. A short walk crossing a pretty stream and then - a small megalithic showroom!!

We were blessed with the weather again and were able to spend a goodly time wandering here and getting our heads round this place. Another spellbinder.
Moth Posted by Moth
30th July 2007ce

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A detailed page about the site in Danish - nice photos. Information on lots of other monuments in north Jutland if you try investigating the rest of the website
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Tustrup Kulthuset — Fieldnotes

Visited 4 April 2006
Possibly the most unusual part of the complex, and as a result, particularly interesting. Unfortunately, it's also the one that is least complete - largely because much of it was made of wood that was burnt down. The diagrams on the info board help though!

Apparently, the walls were a metre thick. In the centre was an oval pit with clean sand in it and at each 'side' were fairly sizeable collections of middle-neolithic pottery.
Moth Posted by Moth
30th July 2007ce

Tustrup Runddysse — Fieldnotes

Visited 4 April 2006
Hmmm. Thought this one looked interesting in The Megalithic European & it is an odd one - to me at least.

Always assuming the restoration is accurate (& I have no reason to think otherwise) I've not really seen anything like the way it is constructed before, with the whole relatively small mound surrounded by such a tall revetment wall.

The construction of the wall itself reminded me of part of Wayland's Smithy's frontage. The construction as a whole, though, faintly reminded me of a 'compressed' version of The Great Tomb on Porth Hellick Down in the Isles of Scilly (though the construction of the revetment is different there, being 'straightforward' drystone wall).

I couldn't help wondering if the whole thing was originally covered by a larger mound - but then I guess the excavations would have discovered that.
Moth Posted by Moth
30th July 2007ce

Tustrup Fællesgrav (Jættestue) — Fieldnotes

Visited 4 April 2006
An impressive passage grave with mound pretty much intact, but one of the (I think) 5 capstones is missing from its 10m chamber.

The passage is short, but has no capstones, making it fairly easy to get into, though the chamber itself is fairly low - you have to squat when under the capstones.
Moth Posted by Moth
30th July 2007ce
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Tustrup Dyssekammer — Fieldnotes

Visited 4 April 2006
Essentially a dolmen - probably a passage grave - without a capstone. Still very impressive, as the remaining slabs are very substantial chunks of stone!
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30th July 2007ce
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