Oud-Wulven

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Oud-Wulven
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Coordinates: 52°02′40″N 5°09′18″E / 52.04444°N 5.15500°E / 52.04444; 5.15500Coordinates: 52°02′40″N 5°09′18″E / 52.04444°N 5.15500°E / 52.04444; 5.15500
Country Netherlands
Province Utrecht
Municipality Houten
Houten in 1868. The heerlijkheden before 1795 are shown: Oud-Wulven (green), Waaijen (blue), Wulven (light blue), Heemstede (yellow), Grote and Kleine Koppel (pink and dark grey), Maarschalkerweerd (orange), and Slagmaat (red).

Oud-Wulven (52°03′N 5°09′E / 52.050°N 5.150°E / 52.050; 5.150) is a hamlet in the Dutch province of Utrecht. It is located just north of the village of Houten, and is part of that municipality.

Oud-Wulven was originally a heerlijkheid (fiefdom). In 1545 it was combined with the neighbouring heerlijkheid Waaijen. "Oud-Wulven en Waaijen" remained a separate entity until 1811, when it merged into Houten. This didn't last long: in 1818 they were combined with the heerlijkheden Wulven, Heemstede, Grote Koppel, Kleine Koppel, Maarschalkerweerd, and Slagmaat to a single municipality called "Oud-Wulven.[1]

The municipality Oud-Wulven had an area of about 10.7 km2, and more than 250 inhabitants in the middle of the 19th century.[1] The municipality was merged back with Houten on September 8, 1857.[2]

Nowadays, the hamlet of Oud-Wulven has approximately 170 inhabitants.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Abraham Jacob van der Aa, "Aardrijkskundig woordenboek der Nederlanden", vol. 12 (W-IJ), 1849.
  2. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.
  3. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Kerncijfers postcodegebieden 2004 [1]: postcode 3991EA through EC, and 3992LT.