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Architects: A. van Veggel (1809-1876)

Arnoldus van Veggel, born in Alem on January the 11th 1809 as the son of an innkeeper. Van Veggel was a carpenter by profession and became an overseer during the construction of a church in Helvoirt, Noord-Brabant. From that moment on he was especially active in that province, although there are several works outside Noord-Brabant as well, of which the estate De Schaffelaar in Barneveld (G) is probably the most important.

Van Veggel was probably a catholic himself, but he designed churches for both catholics and protestants. He worked in both neo-Classical and early neo-Gothic styles.

Van Veggel died in 's-Hertogenbosch in on December the 2nd 1876.

The following is a list of his work for as far as known. It is probably incomplete.

ca. 1842-1846 's-Hertogenbosch (NB): church St. Jacob

Church in neo-Classical style with octagonal dome. Demolished in ca. 1905.


1843-1844 Erp (NB): church St. Servatius

Catholic church in neo-classical style.


1844-1846 Aarle-Rixtel (NB): church O.L. Vrouwe' Presentatie





Catholic church in neo-Classical style. Probably by Van Veggel.


1847 's-Hertogenbosch (NB): Walloon church





Church in early neo-Gothic style. Plaster vaults and ornaments. Now a Lutheran church.


1847-1848 Helmond (NB): Reformed church




Centralizing church in early neo-Gothic style. Now an office. The design was probably influenced by that of the Zuiderkerk in Rotterdam.

1847-1848 Aarle-Rixtel (NB): reformed church



Small aisleless church in neo-Classical style.


1849-1850 Udenhout (NB): town hall




Ornaments in neo-Gothic style, copied from the St. Jan cathedral in 's-Hertogenbosch, combined with some Romanesque influences.


1852-1853 Barneveld (G): Estate De Schaffelaar

Estate in early neo-Gothic style.


1854-1855 's-Hertogenbosch: Redemptorist monastery



Monastery in neo-Classical style, with early neo-Gothic details.


1857-1859 's-Hertogenbosch: St. Josephkerk




Catholic church in neo-Gothic style. Facade symplified in 1948-1949 by A. Rats. Now a restaurant.

1858 Berghem (NB): church St. Willibrordus

Church in Neo-Gothic style, with Gothic tower. Church destroyed by fire in 1895.


1873-1874 Alem (G): church St. Hubertus




Cruciform aiseless church in neo-Gothic style.

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