Großwolder Kirche — Westoverledingen, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel
N 53° 08.604 E 007° 26.656
32U E 395944 N 5889353
Quick Description: The Reformed Church of Großwolde in the East Frisian community Westoverledingen was built around 1350 as a late Romanesque hall church
Location: Niedersachsen, Germany
Date Posted: 1/5/2015 4:02:35 AM
Waymark Code: WMN6KG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 1

Long Description:

Das Bauerndorf Großwolde wurde im 12. Jahrhundert aufgrund des steigenden Grundwassers auf die höher gelegene Geest verlegt. In diesem Zuge wurde auch die Vorgängerkirche aus Backsteinen abgetragen und am heutigen Standort neu errichtet. Nach der Reformation wechselte die Gemeinde um 1560 zum reformierten Bekenntnis.
An der Westseite der Kirche ist ein gedrungener Glockenturm angebaut, die heutigen rundbogigen Fenster wurden später eingebrochen. Im östlichen Bereich befindet sich ein Hagioskop in Nähe zum früheren Altarbereich, das den Leprakranken im Mittelalter den Blick auf die heilige Eucharistiefeier gewährte.

The farming village Großwolde was transferred to the higher up Geest in the 12th century, due to rising groundwater. In this context, the original brick church was demolished and rebuilt at its present location. After the Reformation, the community moved around 1560 to the Reformed confession.
Attached to the west side of the church is a squat bell tower, today's round-arched windows were broken in later. In the eastern area is a Hagioscope in proximity to the former altar area, which granted the lepers the view of the Holy Eucharist in the Middle Ages.

Quelle / source: Ev.-reformierte Kirchengemeinde Großwolde, wikipedia

Reformed or Congregational Denomination: Evangelisch-reformierte Kirche – Synode evangelisch-reformierter Kirchen in Bayern und Nordwestdeutschland

Associated Website: [Web Link]

Status: Active House of Worship

Address:
Evangelisch-reformierte Kirche
Kirchstraße 2
Westoverledingen, Germany
26810


Date of Construction or Event Occurrence: Not listed

Architect: Not listed

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