"Remains of the past" Aduard by nighthawk

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Aduard once had a large abbey, but in 1580 Dutch soldiers attacked the abbey and destroyed several of it s buildings.
In 1594 Protestantism was allowed and there was no need to maintain the remaining buildings.
What we nowadays call the church, used to be the former infirmary of the monks.

The demolition of the abbey around 1600 heralded a new era in the history of the place/mound Aduard: on the ruins arose the village Aduard. The place was a gold mine for those in need of building material. The first houses were erected along the main road on the abbey precinct and the canal. Hence the rectangular shape of the village plan that still reveals the structure of the medieval abbey enclosure bounded by moats.

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