Reformierte Kirche und Pfarrhaus Benken - Biel-Benken, BL, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 47° 30.210 E 007° 31.140
32T E 388469 N 5262181
Quick Description: The rectory and the Reformed church from the 17th century in Benken.
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Date Posted: 1/13/2015 11:41:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMN7PN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
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Long Description:
EN: The Reformed Church of Benken was built in 1621 by the city of Basel, some parts of the previous chapel from the 13th century were integrated into the new biulding.

The rectory was built in 1673 and was one of the first stone houses of the village, which was otherwise dominated by timber. 1754/55 it was extended with a baroque south wing.

The two buildings are on the main road at the southern border of the village Benken, that has merged with Biel into a common municipality in 1971.

DE: Die reformierte Kirche von Benken wurde im Jahre 1621 von der Stadt Basel neu erbaut, einigeTeile der vorhergehenden Kapelle aus dem 13. Jahrhundert wurden in den Neubau integriert.

Dass Pfarrhaus wurde 1673 erbaut und war eines der ersten Steinbauten des Dorfes, das sonst von Fachwerk geprägt war. 1754/55 wurde es durch einen Barockflügel nach Süden erweitert.

Die beiden Gebäude stehen an der Hauptstrasse am Südrand des Dorfteils Benken, der seit 1971 zusammen mit Biel eine gemeinsame Gemeinde bildet.
Reformed or Congregational Denomination: Evangelisch-reformierte Landeskirche des Kantons Basel-Landschaft

Associated Website: [Web Link]

Status: Active House of Worship

Address:
Kirchgasse 2
Biel-Benken, BL Switzerland
4105


Date of Construction or Event Occurrence: 1/1/1621

Architect: Not listed

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