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Duiven (G): St. Remigius


The oldest part of the St. Remigius is the tower, which was built in the 12th century and is in Romanesque style, wittness the many decorative arches. It is built of tuff but was heightened in brick in a similar style in ca. 1500. At that time the late-Gothic three-aisled pseudo-basilican nave was built. This part of the church has an outside layer of tuff, which possibly came from its predecessor.
Because Duiven was part of the catholic Duchy of Kleve at the time of the Reformation, the church always remained catholic. In 1910-1911 the church was drastically enlarged by architects J.Th.J. Cuypers and J. Stuyt, who replaced the Gothic choir by a new eastern part, consisting of a double transept, a new choir and a sacristy. While transept and choir are in neo-Gothic style, the sacristy is not but rather combines several traditional rural styles.











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