Welsum, Olst-Wijhe

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Welsum
village
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceOverijssel
MunicipalityOlst-Wijhe
Population
 (2009)
 • Total600
 Source: including Welsumerveld CBS, Statline
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Houdt Braef Stant – the mill in Welsum, built in 1856

Welsum is a village on the left bank of the river IJssel in the present municipality of Olst-Wijhe in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Welsum had 600 inhabitants, as of 2009.[1]

The village is the source of the Welsummer chicken breed. In 2001, a number of farms culled their flocks in connection with the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.

The earliest existing written mention of the village (as Wilsum, kerspel Olst) dates from 1295.[2] The tower of the Protestant church was built around 1475. The village's flour mill, Houdt Braef Stant, dates to 1856, with restorations in 1963 (using internal parts from the mill Wippe in Hellendoorn) and 1986. It is currently being used as a dwelling.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Dutch) Wijken en buurten; inwoners en uitkeringen, 1999-2009, regio-indeling 2009, CBS Statline, Retrieved June 1, 2013
  2. ^ (in Dutch) Welsum: Historie, Retrieved April 20, 2012.

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