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.