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Middelstum (Gr): reformed church

 

 

 

 

This is one of only a few truly Gothic churches in this province. Apparently few new churches were needed for a long time after ca. 1350, when the last Romanogothic churches had been built. According to a memorial stone its construction was started in 1445. Probably the choir and transept were built first, as parts of an older church. Of this predecessor the nave was rebuilt later, after which it was covered with a groin-vault. In the corner of choir and northern transept-arm is a sacristy. The tower dates from ca. 1487. In the 17th century its spire was replaced by the current roof to accomodate a carillon.

 

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