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Description - Parish

Grote of St. Johannes de Doperkerk in Wageningen, Gelderland, NL

MeMO institution ID and name
MeMO institution ID 384
Name (Dutch) Grote of St. Johannes de Doperkerk
Name (English) St John the Baptist's Church
Patron saint(s)
  • John the Baptist
Additional remarks
Location (according to current geography)
Province Gelderland, NL - Netherlands
Settlement Wageningen
Coordinates 174/442C
Diocese before 1559 Utrecht
Diocese after 1559 Utrecht
Parish Wageningen
Date of foundation <1300
Founder(s) or main benefactor(s)
Right of collation The Chapter of St John (Utrecht)
Phases in the institutional history
Date of reformation (or dissolution) 1578
Additional remarks
Extant memorial objects and/or texts concerning memoria
Memorial objects
Text carriers
  • Joosting & Muller Hzn., J.G.C.& S., Bronnen voor de geschiedenis der kerkelijke rechtspraak in het bisdom Utrecht in de Middeleeuwen. I: S. Muller Hzn, De indeeling van het bisdom (The Hague 1915), 437
  • Steenbergen, Ton, and Jacques Tersteeg, Wageningen: voormalige parochiekerk van St. Jan de Doper, in: Margry, P.J.; Caspers, C., Bedevaartplaatsen in Nederland I (Amsterdam and Hilversum 1997), 792-795

Building history

General date of construction 1400-1600
Church or chapel(s)
Name Wageningen, St John the Baptist's Church
Date of foundation <1300
Date of consecration
Short history of the building stages <1300: There are some remnants of the original thirteenth century tuff stone church. <1500: The original thirteenth century nave was enlarged in the fifteenth century. A northern aisle was added. 1450-1500: The transept and choir were constructed in the second half of the fifteenth century. 1500-1550: Construction of the sacristy and northern portal. 1862-1863: After renovations a narrow southern aisle was constructed. 1942-1943: Restoration during the Second World War. 1944: Demolition of the Romanesque tower (<1300?) and part of the nave. 1953-1954: Restoration of the tower (with an armoured concrete skeleton) and nave (wagon vault). Addition of ribbed vaults to the church.
Additional remarks The inventory of the church was destroyed in 1940. To commemorate the Second World War and the armistice that was signed at Wageningen in 1945 a stained window was made (‘Nationaal Bevrijdingsraam’) in 1987. The bell hanging in the tower. originates from Our Lady's Church (Buurkerk) at Utrecht.
Burial ground
Date of consecration
Date of clearance
Extant building remnants
Additional remarks
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