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Description - Parish

Grote kerk (Slotkapel) in Almelo, Overijssel, NL

MeMO institution ID and name
MeMO institution ID 918
Name (Dutch) Grote kerk (Slotkapel)
Name (English) Grote kerk (Castle chapel)
Patron saint(s)
  • George
Additional remarks
Location (according to current geography)
Province Overijssel, NL - Netherlands
Settlement Almelo
Coordinates 242/486B
Diocese before 1559 Utrecht
Diocese after 1559 Deventer
Parish Almelo
Date of foundation 1236
Founder(s) or main benefactor(s)
Right of collation
Phases in the institutional history 1236: A chapel belonging to the castle of Almelo originally resided under the parish of Ootmarsum. Eventually, it was split from the parish of Ootmarsum as a separate parish.
Date of reformation (or dissolution) 1619
Additional remarks
Extant memorial objects and/or texts concerning memoria
Memorial objects
Text carriers
  • Kuile, E.H. ter, De Nederlandsche Monumenten van Geschiedenis en Kunst, deel IV de provincie Overijssel, eerste stuk: Twente ('s Gravenhage 1934), 2-6
  • Mulder, O., De Grote Kerk in Almelo (Almelo 1990)
  • Muller Hzn., S., Geschiedkundige atlas van Nederland. De kerkelijke indeeling omstreeks 1550, tevens kloosterkaart. I Het Bisdom Utrecht ('s-Gravenhage 1921), 479

Building history

General date of construction 1493
Church or chapel(s)
Name Almelo, Grote kerk
Date of foundation 1236
Date of consecration
Short history of the building stages 1493: The Gothic choir was constructed in 1493 and is the oldest surviving part of the church. 1733: Demolition of the old church except the choir. 1738: Construction of a new nave, transept, and tower. 1873: Reconstruction and enlargement of the church. 1957: Restauration.
Additional remarks The inventory of the church dates mostly from the eighteenth century.
Burial ground
Date of consecration
Date of clearance
Extant building remnants Choir
Additional remarks
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