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Loppersum (Gr): reformed church

 

 

 

The oldest known church at this location was a tuff Romanesque building. A part of the old church can still be found at the north side, close to the transept. It was replaced in the 13th century by a Romanogothic cruciform church, of which the north wall and transept have survived. The nave was heightened in the first half of the 16th century. In the second half of that century the 13th-century choir was replaced by a new one with lateral chapels. Because of the southern chapel, it looks like the church has a double transept. Both transept and chapel on the south side have Gothic gables. In 1529 this side of the church was extended further with a side-aisle. The tower dates from the 14th century and has the saddle-roof typical for this region.

 

 

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