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NGI Meetpunt: Gc59 - Brussels
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 50° 50.732 E 004° 20.864
31U E 594881 N 5633512
Quick Description: This benchmark is a Second General Water Levelling (TAW) altimetric point on the Eglise Notre Dame de Bon Secours in Brussels.
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Date Posted: 3/2/2015 10:59:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMNEWZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dreamhummie
Views: 7

Long Description:
[DUTCH]
Aard van het punt: Merk in gietijzer (TAW)
Omschrijving: Kolenmarkt. Kerk O.L.V. Van Bijstand. Z.W. gevel. Op 84 cm van de rechterkant. Op 42 cm boven de grond.

[ENGLISH]
Definition: Coal Market. Church led by Min Of Assistance. Z.W. facade. At 84 cm from the right. 42 cm above the ground.
Nature of the Point: Brand cast iron (TAW)

"The church of Notre-Dame de Bon Secours, located at the corner of rue du Marché au Charbon and rue du Jardin des Olives, the center of the city of Brussels is a religious building from the XVII century. It is church parish Catholic area near the town hall of Brussels.

History

At this location there was a small chapel already mentioned in the twelfth century. At the chapel succeeds, the XIII century, the first church is dedicated to St. Jacques le Majeur: the pilgrims en route to St Jacques de Compostela to visit indeed during their passage in Brussels.

In 1625, a master shoemaker named Jacques Meeus, provost of the Brotherhood Saint-Jacques, discovered a statue of the Virgin Mary, which quickly became an object of veneration. He is credited with miraculous powers. She received the name Notre Dame de Bon Secours. The influx of the faithful led to the construction of a new chapel in baroque style in 1664-1694 under the direction of the cabinetmaker and architect Jean Cortvrindt. The church suffered extensive damage during the bombardment of 1695.

Architecture

The church is original in that it does not follow the architectural canons of the seventeenth century. Instead of the traditional Latin cross, its architecture is based on the circle, inspired by contemporary Italian churches. The choir form a hexagon bounded by four pilasters and two pillars. The nave is short and has only two bays, however with their aisles. Imposing a narthex is surmounted by a gallery whose central part is the organ."

Source: Wikipedia with English translation by Google (visit link)
Reference of this Benchmark::
Rue du Marché au Charbon 91
Brussels, Belgium
1000


Type:: Tweede Algemene Waterpassing (TAW)

X coordinate:: 648,517.00

Y coordinate:: 670,584.00

Condition:: Good

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