reformed church of Garmerwolde was built in the third quarter of the
13th century at the height of Romanogothicism,
which in that time was a very common style in
this part of the country. As usual for a Romanogothic church, most of
are decorated with numerous niches, in this case at two different
levels, not counting the gables. Only the eastern walls are executed
slightly simpler, with
less and taller niches.
it was a cruciform church with a seperate-standing tower. Despite
1845, the church was in a bad state ten years later. Plans were made to
the church and replace it by a new one, designed by architect J. Maris.
In 1859 the nave was demolished, leaving only the transept and choir,
as well as a few small
fragments of the nave, of the actual church. Thankfully the plan to
church was abandoned; instead parts of the church were simply
During a restoration in
1941-1943 many vanished details were reconstructed, while the outlines
of the nave were marked with stones.