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D23 Bronneger

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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
Edited 27th June 2015ce

Here at Bronneger, near Drouwen, you get five all at once in a glorious bucolic setting with fields and woodlands. And though badly trashed, they still have the power to enchant, both individually and as a group.

D23, D24 and D25 stand in a little copse about 50ms from D21 and D22.
D23 is just a dolmen now with a couple of other stones scattered around. Nevertheless, if this part alone was transported to a remote Yorkshire moor, I know many stones enthusiasts for who would traipse over rough ground to see it.
Jane Posted by Jane
30th July 2007ce

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Hans Meijer's Dolmens in the Netherlands


Jane Posted by Jane
30th July 2007ce