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Holte-Lastrup

<b>Holte-Lastrup</b>Posted by NucleusHolte-Lastrup 1 © Uwe Häberle 07/2018
Latitude:52° 43' 52.25" N
Longitude:   7° 35' 32.96" E

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Holte-Lastrup 1 Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
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Both graves are badly damaged and hard to find. A visit is really worthwhile only if you have already visited all the other tombs in this area. In addition, you should visit the tombs rather in winter because of the strong growth of underbrush, a GPS device is absolutely necessary.

According to Wikipedia a third tomb originally located near these two sites was destroyed in the 19th century.

To find the two tombs, drive southward on the K267 from Lahden to Lastrup. About 1.8km behind Lahden turn left into Clemenskoppel and continue on this road for about 670m, until you come to junction and the fields end on the left side of the road. Park here and take the forest track, which goes in southeast direction. Walk for about 200m, both tombs are left of this track, opposite of a pond. Good luck!

Visited July 2018
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
10th November 2018ce
Edited 10th November 2018ce

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Holte-Lastrup 2 (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Fieldnotes

This is the northern of the two tombs. Since there are hardly any structures to be recognized by the underbrush, moss-grown and the strong vegetation growth, here is the description from the German Wikipedia:

This site is very similar to the other one (Holte-Lastrup 1). The burial chamber is northeast-southwest oriented and originally also had four pairs of wall stones on the long sides, two end stones and four capstones. According to Sprockhoffs reconstruction drawing it might also be a grand dolmee. In situ, only three wall stones of the northwestern and two of the southeastern long side are preserved. Inside the chamber are two broken into several fragments capstones.

Visited July 2018
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
10th November 2018ce

Holte-Lastrup 1 (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Fieldnotes

This is the southern of the two tombs. Since there are hardly any structures to be recognized by the underbrush and the strong vegetation growth, here is the description from the German Wikipedia:

The tomb has an east-west oriented chamber, which is probably a grand dolmen. In its original condition, it is said to have possessed four pairs of wall stones on the long sides, one endstone each on the narrow sides and four capstones. When Ernst Sprockhoff documented the tomb in 1927, he found the western endstone, two adjoining wall stones of the north and three adjacent wall stones of the south side standing in situ. The western capstone is broken, but is still on the wall stones. The remaining three capstones are broken inside the chamber. A recent documentation has shown that the two eastern wall stones of the north side, which were assumed to be missing by Sprockhoff, are still present.

Visited July 2018
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
10th November 2018ce

Holte-Lastrup 2 (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Holte-Lastrup 1 (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images

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