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Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht (ZH): reformed church

The old church of Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht was founded in the 14th century and was originally dedicated to St. Nicolas. Of the early church the lower two segments of the tower remain. In the period 1530-1550 a new aisleless nave and choir in late-Gothic style were built and the tower was heightened. Ca. 1575 the catholic religion was forbidden and the church was confiscated by the protestants.

The church survived the Reformation mostly intact, except for the interior which was adapted to protestant services. In 1872 a consistory was built at the south side of the tower, an octagonal building in an early neo-Gothic, Tudor-inspired style. To expand the limited available space, in ca. 1888 transept-arms in neo-Classical style were added at the expense of part of the Gothic exterior walls.
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