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Description - Confraternity

Gilde van de Zoete Naam Jezus, St. Ursulakerk in Delft, Zuid-Holland, NL

MeMO institution ID and name
MeMO institution ID 725
Name (Dutch) Gilde van de Zoete Naam Jezus, St. Ursulakerk
Name (English) Holy Name of Jesus's Guild, St Ursula's Church
Patron saint(s)
  • Holy Name of Jesus
Additional remarks
Location (according to current geography)
Province Zuid-Holland, NL - Netherlands
Settlement Delft
Coordinates 84/448D
Diocese before 1559 Utrecht
Diocese after 1559 Utrecht
Parish Delft - Sint Ursula (Nieuwe kerk)
Date of foundation 1487
Founder(s) or main benefactor(s)
Aim of the foundation carry out the Holy Name of Jesus through liturgy
Affiliated with a guild? unknown
Altar St George's altar in the New Church (St Ursula's Church)
  • laymen
Phases in the institutional history
Date of dissolution
Additional remarks
Extant memorial objects and/or texts concerning memoria
Memorial objects
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Building history

General date of construction
Church or chapel(s)
Name St Ursula's Church (Nieuwe Kerk), Delft
Date of foundation 1381
Date of consecration 1476
Short history of the building stages 1383-1390: Construction of the transept and choir. 1412:Construction of the basilican nave. 1435 Construction of the Gothic nave. 1476: Consecration of the new choir. 1485: Construction of a baptistery. 1510: The construction of the Our Lady's chapel in the northern transept. 1655: Restoration after gunpowder disaster. 1837-1841 Restorations. 1923-1925: Restoration of the choir. 1931-1937 Restoration of the transept and nave.
Additional remarks The church is the mausoleum in memory of Willem van Oranje, who was murdered at Delft in 1584. Most of the royal family is buried inside church except Willem III († 1702). Also memorials in memory of Hugo de Groot († 1645), Adriaan Teding van Berkhout († 1620) and Paulus van Beresteyn († 1625) are part of the inventory.
Burial ground
Date of consecration
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Extant building remnants
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