Oud-Leusden

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Oud Leusden
Hamlet
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Oud-Leusden in the municipality of Leusden.
Oud-Leusden in the municipality of Leusden.
Coordinates: 52°07′45″N 5°22′29″E / 52.12917°N 5.37472°E / 52.12917; 5.37472Coordinates: 52°07′45″N 5°22′29″E / 52.12917°N 5.37472°E / 52.12917; 5.37472
Country Netherlands
Province Utrecht
Municipality Leusden
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Oud-Leusden is a hamlet in the Dutch province of Utrecht. It is a part of the municipality of Leusden, and lies about 4 km south of Amersfoort.[1]

History[edit]

Oud-Leusden ("old-Leusden") was formerly just called "Leusden". The name is known from the year 776, when villa Lisaduna was a large farm complex with defenses. Although it was assumed to be located near the current location of Oud-Leusden, no evidence of this complex has been found.

The church tower of Oud-Leusden is one of the oldest, perhaps the oldest, in the Netherlands. Originally it was part of a church, which before the reformation was dedicated to Saint Anthony. In the nineteenth century, most of the churchgoing population lived in the nearby village of Leusbroek (now Leusden-Zuid), and the church was replaced with a new one in Leusbroek, and demolished in 1828.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ ANWB Topografische Atlas Nederland, Topografische Dienst and ANWB, 2005.
  2. ^ Abraham Jacob van der Aa, "Aardrijkskundig woordenboek der Nederlanden", vol. 7 (L/M), 1846.