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D14 Eexterhalte

Type: Passage grave with kerbstone enclosure
Size: 18 x 4.5 m
Town: Eexterhalte
Location: Eexterhalte

Latitude N: 53.001756
Longitude E: 6.7305
Orientation: 84° (90° = E-W)

First reported 1756 J. van Lier Oudheidkundige Brieven

A large and impressive hunebed, D14 lies in a grove of trees at Eexterhalte off the Eext-Gieten road. It bears the scars of the frequent destruction of hunebedden for church, road and dike construction, still visible in the series of bore-holes once drilled to try to split some of the great boulders apart. Folk legend describes a stone-tossing match between the giants of Gieten and Rolde; each couldn't throw quite far enough to reach the other village, and so the hunebedden (D14 here, and D17 and 18 in Rolde) ended up just outside each settlement.

Related hunebed: D17