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Description - Parish

HH. Petrus en Pauluskerk in Ovezande, Zeeland, NL

MeMO institution ID and name
MeMO institution ID 271
Name (Dutch) HH. Petrus en Pauluskerk
Name (English) SS Peter and Paul's Church
Patron saint(s)
  • Paul
  • Peter
Additional remarks
Location (according to current geography)
Province Zeeland, NL - Netherlands
Settlement Ovezande
Coordinates 46/383B
Diocese before 1559 Utrecht
Diocese after 1559 Middelburg
Parish Ovezande
Date of foundation <1442
Founder(s) or main benefactor(s)
Right of collation
Phases in the institutional history The church is a subsidiary of the St John Evangelist's Church in 's-Heer Arendskerke. The church is mentioned as an independent parish in an account of St Martin's collegiate church (Utrecht) in 1442.
Date of reformation (or dissolution)
Additional remarks
Extant memorial objects and/or texts concerning memoria
Memorial objects
Text carriers
  • Holthe tot Echten, G. Sophia van, De N.H. kerk te Ovezande en haar muurschilderingen, Bulletin / Stichting Oude Zeeuwse Kerken 50 (2003), 10-19, 10-19
  • 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), 161

Building history

General date of construction 1400-1500
Church or chapel(s)
Name Ovezande, SS Peter and Paul's Church
Date of foundation
Date of consecration
Short history of the building stages Ca. 1400: Construction of the tower with late Gothic details. 1840: The fifteenth century nave is plastered and the choir replaced with the current consistory. 1955: Restoration of the tower.
Additional remarks Parts of the inventory are a pulpit (1750), a Van Dam-organ (1893), and several fiftheenth century wall paintings and memorial pieces.
Burial ground
Date of consecration
Date of clearance
Extant building remnants
Additional remarks
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