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Jelsum (Fr): reformed church

 

 

 

This is a mostly Romanesque church, dating from the 12th century. The north wall of the nave is remarkably rich with Romanesque decorations. It has traces of closed windows and two former entrances, a Romanesque one and a Gothic one. Another Gothic entrance is still open. The south wall is much more altered. It has Gothic windows as well as an entrance, which originally was used by men only. The choir is in Gothic style as well, and dates from the 15th century. Unlike most of the nave, it was built from brick instead of tuff. Again traces of a closed entrance can be seen. The tower is of the type common to this region, with a saddle-roof. The west gable is undecorated, while the one on the south side has a few niches. 

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