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Mijnsheerenland (ZH): reformed church

In 1421 the St. Elisabeth's Flood caused major damage in the west of The Netherlands, including the south of Holland where almost the entire island Hoeksche Waard was temporary lost to the water. By 1440 a part of land had been reclaimed that became known as Mijnsheerenland. A village emerged and in 1445 a church was founded. The various sources disagree about the order in which it was built; some say the choir was built before the taller one-aisled nave, others say it was the other way round. They do agree that the church was completed in ca. 1500. Most likely the choir was built before the nave. The modest height of the tower suggests that it was built at the same time as the choir, indicating that the intended height of the nave was increased later, or that it survived the flood and belonged to a previous church on the same location.








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