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Jorwert (Fr): reformed church

The church of Jorwert is rather big for such a small village. It's a one-aisled church but with quite a long nave, built in the early-12th century. As usual for that period, it was built in Romanesque style using tuff and has a semi-circular apse. The tower was built in the late-12th century and heightened in the 13th. In 1951 the tower collapsed during restorations, damaging part of the nave as well. After that the tower was rebuilt in the original style while the nave was restored. The old Romanesque windows in the choir and in the western part of the nave were reopened, while the later Gothic ones in the eastern half were kept as they were.







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