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Midwolde (Gr): reformed church

 

 

The reformed church of Midwolde has a one-aisled nave with a slightly narrower, straight choir and a tall tower with a saddle-roof. the nave and the lower part of the tower date from the second half of the 12th century. The tower is supported by two big buttresses. The choir was built in the 13th century. In either the 14th or the 15th century the choir was given the current straight ground-plan while the tower was heightened. The north side of the church has best preserved its original state. At some point the original Romanesque windows of the nave were replaced by larger Gothic ones on the south side. The windows in the eastern wall of the choir have been closed, probably when a big decorated tomb, made by Rombout Verhulst,  was put there in 1664.
During a restoration in 1910 the choir was given a new layer of bricks while the brick barrel-vault was replaced by a wooden one.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 
 

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