"Calvinist Church: lions at the gate" Serooskerke (Walcheren) Things to Do Tip by Bonobo2005

Serooskerke (Walcheren) Things to Do: 26 reviews and 26 photos

  lion hold the arms of Serooskerke
by Bonobo2005
 
 

If you look well, you may see a tower and church next to the Coinsqaure.

2 sandstone lions on pillars protect the entrance of the church.

These date back from early 18th century and hold the oldest arms of Serooskerke: a shield with a church surrounded by 3 roses.

However, it was not the official arms of Serooskerke but just one from one of the Lords in the region. They reputedly chose for this very arms because of the roses on the shields, which goes well with "roos" in seROOSkerke.

In 1816 the familyarms of Philibert Van Tuyll - was chosen for the design of the official arms of the new municipality of Serooskerke

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  • Updated Aug 9, 2004
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