's-Gravesloot

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's-Gravesloot on a map from 1901
's-Gravesloot in 2007

's-Gravesloot is a former hamlet and municipality in the Dutch province of Utrecht. It was located between Kamerik and Woerden.

's-Gravesloot was a heerlijkheid (manor) owned by the province of Utrecht until 1751, when it was sold to a private owner.[1] When the current municipal system was introduced in the Netherlands in 1812, it became part of Kamerik. When that municipality was split into three parts, 's-Gravesloot became a separate municipality again. In 1857, Kamerik-Mijzijde, Kamerik-Houtdijken, and 's-Gravesloot merged again, to form the new municipality of Kamerik. Kamerik and 's-Gravesloot are now part of Woerden.[2]

The municipality of 's-Gravesloot consisted of a polder with the same name, covered an area of 3.23 km2, and contained the hamlet of 's-Gravesloot. It had a population of about 110.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Abraham Jacob van der Aa, "Aardrijkskundig woordenboek der Nederlanden", vol. 1 (A), 1839.
  2. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, p. 93, KNAW, 2006.

Coordinates: 52°5′42″N 4°52′45″E / 52.09500°N 4.87917°E / 52.09500; 4.87917