"Small rural village" Feerwerd by nighthawk

Feerwerd Travel Guide: 0 reviews and 4 photos

If ever you might pass Feerwerd, you might not recognize it as being one, but Feerwerd sure is one of the many villages built on an artificial hill.
The octonary framed mill, dated 1855, stands proudly and cannot be missed. It is still in use daily and visitors can buy flour and other bakery products.

Around 1600 a sepulchre cellar was built in the church for the occupants of the large house called a 'borg', where the family Aldringa lived; some grave stones in the church are the quiet witnesses of that fact. The tower was built in 1859, before that the church was provided with a wooden tower.
The second 'borg' or mansion that stood in Feerwerd once was called the 'little mansion' Huursema. This mansion was inhabited by the Lady Elisabeth Alberda, whom married in 1640 with prof. W. Mc Dowell from
Groningen, one of the first professors of philosophy at the university of Groningen.

Jacobus church, built in the first half of the 13th century.

A real building date for the little church is hampered by the rough coat, there are however indications that dating around the end of the 12th century is plausible.

  • Last visit to Feerwerd: Nov 2002
  • Intro Updated Mar 29, 2003
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