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Hegebeintum (Fr): reformed church



The church of Hegebeintum, Hogebeintum in Dutch, is a small one-aisled building built on an artificial hill, a so-called 'terp', like so many churches in this province. The terp of Hegebeintum is the highest in the country.
The oldest parts of the church, semi-circular the choir and the eastern part of the nave, date from the 12th century. In ca. 1200 the church was lengthened. Later in the 13th century the tower was built, originally from tuff. In 1717 the tower was rebuilt, this time in brick. The windows in the southside wall of the nave were added in ca. 1550. In the same period the apse was heightened.






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