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Sint Jozefkerk

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Identification

Sint Jozefkerk
259120

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
neo-gothic

Facts

  • During the Second World War the church was damaged by a bombardment from the Allies, who thought they were flying above Münster.
  • The total costs of the tower were 41,978 Dutch guilders.
  • The base of the tower has a length and width of 11.50 metres.
  • The interior is 65 metres long and 20 metres wide.
  • The nave is 10 metres wide.
  • The maximum height of the nave's arches are 17 metres.
  • The church's porch is 7 metres high.
  • The wrought iron cross at the tip of the spire is 5 metres high.
  • The walls at the base of the tower are 1.98 metres thick.
  • The church was threatened with demolition at the end of the 1970s; it was saved however by a foundation, which bought it from the parish for 1 Dutch guilder.
  • The church has 1,000 seats.
  • Tallest building in Enschede from 1894 to 2008; surpassed by Alphatoren.
  • Due to the Angelus tower, the main building has a maximum height of 43.5 metres.
  • The church has been a National Monument since 1998.
  • Tallest church in Enschede.

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Location

Oldenzaalsestraat 115
Oldenzaalsestraat
Lasonder-'t Zeggelt
Centrum
Enschede
Overijssel
Netherlands

Technical Data

262.47 ft
1893
1894

Involved Companies

J.Th.J. Cuypers

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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