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Description - Parish

St. Sebastianuskerk in Bierum, Groningen, NL

MeMO institution ID and name
MeMO institution ID 65
Name (Dutch) St. Sebastianuskerk
Name (English) St Sebastian's Church
Patron saint(s)
  • Sebastian
Additional remarks
Location (according to current geography)
Province Groningen, NL - Netherlands
Settlement Bierum
Coordinates 253/600B
Diocese before 1559 Münster
Diocese after 1559 Groningen
Parish Bierum
Date of foundation <1247
Founder(s) or main benefactor(s)
Right of collation
Phases in the institutional history
Date of reformation (or dissolution) 1594
Additional remarks
Extant memorial objects and/or texts concerning memoria
Memorial objects
Text carriers
  • Joosting, J.G.C. , Geschiedkundige Atlas van Nederland. De kerkelijke indeeling omstreeks 1550 tevens kloosterkaart. II De bisdommen Munster en Osnabrück (in Groningen en Friesland) (The Hague 1915), 56
  • Karstkarel, Peter, Alle middeleeuwse kerken. Van Harlingen tot Wilhelmshaven (Leeuwarden 2007), 349
  • Ozinga, M.D., De Nederlandsche Monumenten van Geschiedenis en Kunst, deel VI De Provincie Groningen, eerste stuk: Oost-Groningen ('s Gravenhage 1940), 35-39
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Building history

General date of construction
Church or chapel(s)
Name Bierum, St Sebastian's Church
Date of foundation 1200-1400
Date of consecration
Short history of the building stages Tower: first quarter of the thirteenth cenury, nave second quarter of the same century, choir second half of the fourteenth century. The most conspicuous element is the huge buttress, built in order to protect the tower from further subsidence.
Additional remarks Inventory: baptistery, vault paintings, pulpit, aristocratic furniture, organ.
Burial ground
Location
Date of consecration
Date of clearance
Extant building remnants
Demolition
Additional remarks
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