Medieval Memoria Online

Description - Parish

Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk in Gasselte, Drenthe, NL

MeMO institution ID and name
MeMO institution ID 71
Name (Dutch) Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk
Name (English) Our Lady's Church
Patron saint(s)
  • Our Lady
Additional remarks
Location (according to current geography)
Province Drenthe, NL - Netherlands
Settlement Gasselte
Coordinates 249/555D
Diocese before 1559 Utrecht
Diocese after 1559 Groningen
Parish Gasselte
Date of foundation 1362
Founder(s) or main benefactor(s) Wermoldus van Gasselte (founder of St Catharine's altar in the Our Lady's Church)
Right of collation
Phases in the institutional history The church was mentioned for the first time in 1362. It is likely that Our Lady's Church was founded in the second half of the thirteenth century.
Date of reformation (or dissolution) 1598
Additional remarks
Extant memorial objects and/or texts concerning memoria
Memorial objects
Text carriers
  • Huizing, A.A. ; Kroezenga, J. , De Sint Catharina Vicarie van Gasselte : 1362-1650 (Gasselte 2000)
  • 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), 494
  • Karstkarel, Peter, Alle middeleeuwse kerken. Van Harlingen tot Wilhelmshaven (Leeuwarden 2007), 619
  • Kroezenga, J. , Geschiedenis van de kerk van Gasselte ( Gasselte 1975)

Building history

General date of construction 1300-1400
Church or chapel(s)
Name Gasselte, Our Lady's Church
Date of foundation <1362
Date of consecration
Short history of the building stages <1300: Probably, some remnants go back to the thirteenth century church (wall, blind arch). Ca. 1400: It is likely that the current church (nave and choir) was constructed around 1400. Afterwards this church was renovated numerous times (1637, 1647, 1787, 1803, 1851, 1957). 1450: Construction of two niches. 1787: Construction of the roof-turret. 1963-1964: Restoration.
Additional remarks Part of the inventory are several sarcophaguses (ninth/ tenth century, thirteenth century), two tombstones, a bell made by Frerick van Butgen (1603), a pulpit (ca.1630), and a church organ (with remnants from an other organ constructed in 1840).
Burial ground
Location Church and churchyard
Date of consecration
Date of clearance
Extant building remnants
Additional remarks
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