Protestant church of Burgum

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Protestant church of Burgum
Saint Martin’s church

Church of Burgum
53°11′46″N 6°00′06″E / 53.1962°N 6.0018°E / 53.1962; 6.0018Coordinates: 53°11′46″N 6°00′06″E / 53.1962°N 6.0018°E / 53.1962; 6.0018
History
Dedication Before the Reformation, to Saint Martin

The Protestant church of Burgum or Cross Church or Saint Martin’s church[1] is a religious building in Burgum, Netherlands, one of the medieval churches in Friesland.

The tuffstone edifice was built c. 1100 and was enlarged about a century later.[1] It was again enlarged about a century after that and possesses a monumental Pipe organ that was built from 1783-1788 by L. van Dam & Zn. from Leeuwarden.[1]

The church is located on the Nieuwstad 5[2] and was once a Roman Catholic church dedicated to Saint Martin but became a Protestant church after the protestant reformation. It is listed as a Rijksmonument, number 35634 and is rated with a very high historical value.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Alle middeleeuwse kerken: van Harlingen tot Wilhelmshaven, P Karstkarel, p. 73 and 74
  2. ^ "historischekerken.nl". Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  3. ^ "kich.nl (Kennisinfrastructuur Cultuurhistorie)". Retrieved 2010-04-03.