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<b>Bronneger</b>Posted by Billy FearImage © Billy Fear
Latitude:52° 56' 39.26" N
Longitude:   6° 48' 0.48" E

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D24 Bronneger (Hunebed) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>D24 Bronneger</b>Posted by LesHamilton<b>D24 Bronneger</b>Posted by LesHamilton<b>D24 Bronneger</b>Posted by LesHamilton LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
27th June 2015ce

D23 Bronneger (Hunebed) — Images

<b>D23 Bronneger</b>Posted by LesHamilton<b>D23 Bronneger</b>Posted by LesHamilton LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
27th June 2015ce

D23 Bronneger (Hunebed) — Fieldnotes

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.

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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.

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LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
27th June 2015ce

D24 Bronneger (Hunebed) — Fieldnotes

Visited: June 18, 2015

Hunebed D24, measuring 6.7 × 2.4 metres, is the most westerly of this trio of numebedden, and originally consisted of four capstones supported on eight sidestones.

Now, alas, only two capstones remain, one still supported on its sidestones, and the other collapsed into the crypt. There was originally an entrance portal with a single pair of sidestones, but no evidence of a ring of kerbstones.
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Many of the photographs provided for this hunebed are in fact showing hunebed D23. 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, being the most northerly, is D23, The other two are then numbered in sequence from west to east.

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LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
27th June 2015ce

D25 Bronneger (Hunebed) — Images

<b>D25 Bronneger</b>Posted by LesHamilton<b>D25 Bronneger</b>Posted by LesHamilton LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
26th June 2015ce

D25 Bronneger (Hunebed) — Fieldnotes

Visited: June 18, 2015

Hunebed D25, measuring 7.5 metres in length by 3.6 metres in width, is the biggest and best of the trio of hunebedden situated in woodland just over a kilometre west of the village of Bronneger and a hundred metres or so west of the two Grafheuvels (burial mounds).

This hunebed, unlike its two companions, D23 and D24, is quite intact, with four large capstones perched on eight sidestones. Two end stones complete the monument. There is no evidence that there ever existed either an entrance portal or a circle of kerbstones.

D25 appears rather squat and low in the ground, but this is because it is still surrounded by the remains of its earthen barrow: the sidestones could be up to two metres tall, but are almost totally buried under the ground.

Although never totally ruined, this hunebed did receive a degree of restoration from Professor van Giffen in 1960-61. However, it is believed never to have been excavated, so a wealth of grave goods could well remain within it (as was the case with the excavated D19 at Drouwen).
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
26th June 2015ce
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