Zijderveld church

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Kerk Zijderveld
Kerkweg 1
4122 GC Zijderveld
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The church in Zijderveld was built at the junction of Kerkweg and Dorpsweg. Just like many other churches in the region, it was built on a mound-like elevation in the higher reaches of a fossil river course (the Zijderveld levee). The first version of the current church was probably built on the same site in the late 13th Century. This church or chapel is mentioned in documents from 1312 and fell under the church of Everdingen and the patronage of the chapter of St. Peter in Utrecht. In the year 1581, the church converted to the Reformed faith.

During the 15th Century, the original church w…

The church in Zijderveld was built at the junction of Kerkweg and Dorpsweg. Just like many other churches in the region, it was built on a mound-like elevation in the higher reaches of a fossil river course (the Zijderveld levee). The first version of the current church was probably built on the same site in the late 13th Century. This church or chapel is mentioned in documents from 1312 and fell under the church of Everdingen and the patronage of the chapter of St. Peter in Utrecht. In the year 1581, the church converted to the Reformed faith.

During the 15th Century, the original church was replaced by a new building. Little else is known about this church other than several minor repairs in the year 1519 and the 18th Century. A report dated 1819 states that the church building was in very bad condition at the time. The tower was rebuilt and turned into the entrance to the church. The church building itself was also largely demolished and reconstructed using the old brickwork and stone in a smaller form. A range of minor and major restoration work was conducted in the 19th and 20th Centuries, including improvements to the foundations.

Further reading: Zijderveld village centreZijderveldselaanEverdingen village centrePetrus and Pauluskerk Everdingen.

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