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Erp (Erps dialect: Èrrûp) is a village in the province of North-Brabant, situated in the Bailiwick of ’s-Hertogenbosch. Erp is part of the municipality Veghel. The village has 4931 inhabitants (1 January 2009). It is situated on the river Aa.
After the earliest period we have been part of the county Rooi (Sint-Oedenrode), Erp came in the 13th century when the Duchy of Brabant as part of the Bailiwick of ’s-Hertogenbosch and remained governed by the quarter Peelland. Since 1300 Erp officially a municipality, when Duke John II of Brabant its residents the right to use the church grounds for an annual tribute of 6 Louvain pounds. Usufruct to the glory of the men who live on Erp Castle Frisselstein Veghel. Erp and Veghel than even during the ancien regime as delicacies united under one lord and were in pieces on the Bailiwick collectively Veghel and Erp, what the historical connection between these sites underlined. The relationship is expressed for example in the hamlet of Ham, which was originally part of Erp and partly to Veghel belongs. The largest building is located in the former municipality Veghel, but the important manor and namesake of the hamlet of Hamse Hoof, located in the former municipality of Erp.
Erp formed the boundary of the Bailiwick of ’s-Hertogenbosch and certain of its congregation to the villages Boekel and Uden, which formerly belonged to the Land of Ravenstein. For centuries there were between Erp and these villages disputes about the proper conduct of the municipal boundaries. Yet Boekel for the residents of Erp refuge when Erp along with the Bailiwick of 's-Hertogenbosch in 1648 to Staatsen assigned and thus to the United Netherlands comes. Catholic worship is forbidden, which the inhabitants of Erp in Boekel their border church building. Boekel does not belong to Staats-Brabant, but the Free Land of Ravenstein.
Erp remained until 1994 and then became an independent municipality, within the framework of a municipal reorganization, the Veghel attached.
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