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Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk van Alsemberg

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Identification

Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk van Alsemberg
254256

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
gothic

Usages

church

Facts

  • At the beginning of the 13th century a Romanesque church was constructed on the same spot as the current church. This church was inaugurated in 1243.
  • In the 15th century the transept was added and the height of the tower increased.
  • During the French occupation, the church's furniture was put up for sale in 1799.
  • In 1653 both tower and transept were damaged by fire.
  • Initially the tower was only partly rebuilt. However, major renovations undertaken between 1862-1906 saw the church restored to its former glory.
  • During the 14th century the choir was built in Gothic style. The construction of this choir was finished in 1395.
  • The most recent renovations date from 1983.
  • Circa 1525 the Holy-Cross chapel at the north side of the choir was added.
  • On February 15th 1807 the tower collapsed destroying the organ, damaging the transept and both side aisles.
  • The 17th century saw the introduction of baroque elements to both the exterior and interior.
  • The architectural style of this church can more specifically be considered as Brabant late gothic.
  • In 1607 and again in 1614 the tower was severely damaged by storms.
  • The top of the spire is decorated with a ducal crown.

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Location

Kapelaansplein
1652
Beersel
Flemish Region
Belgium

Technical Data

1891
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