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NK Norg Kerk

Type: Gallery grave
Size: 2 x 2.5 m
Town: Norg Kerk
Location: Norg Kerk

Latitude N: 53.06641
Longitude E: 6.4611
Orientation: 83° (90° = E-W)

Folk-name: Norg Kerk

First reported unknown sources; possibly 13th century

Not officially recognized or listed as a hunebed, information is scarce about this remnant of a gallery grave that lies near the entrance to the St. Margaretha church in the centre of the town of Norg. Two capstones and several supporting stones protrude from the ground. It is likely that the church, which dates to the 13th century, was built on a much older site, and the hunebed is what remains. Although building churches on ancient sites was common practice, Norg escaped the usual habit of looting hunebed stones for church foundations (as in Odoorn and Emmen, for example).