's-Gravenpolder

's-Gravenpolder
Village
St Martinus Church
St Martinus Church
Flag of 's-Gravenpolder
Coat of arms of 's-Gravenpolder
's-Gravenpolder is located in Zeeland
's-Gravenpolder
's-Gravenpolder
Location in the province of Zeeland in the Netherlands
's-Gravenpolder is located in Netherlands
's-Gravenpolder
's-Gravenpolder
's-Gravenpolder (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 51°27′35″N 3°54′12″E / 51.45972°N 3.90333°E / 51.45972; 3.90333Coordinates: 51°27′35″N 3°54′12″E / 51.45972°N 3.90333°E / 51.45972; 3.90333
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceZeeland
MunicipalityBorsele
Area
 • Total8.00 km2 (3.09 sq mi)
Elevation1.0 m (3.3 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total4,690
 • Density590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
4431[1]
Dialing code0113

's-Gravenpolder is a village in the Dutch province of Zeeland. It is a part of the municipality of Borsele, and lies about 21 kilometres east of Middelburg.

History[]

The village was first mentioned in 1318 as "dat Nuweland van Vortrap", and means "polder of the Count". Before 1316, William III, Count of Holland ordered the construction of a dike around Voortrappen. It was first called 's-Gravenpolder in 1386.[3] The polder and village were owned by the Count of Holland until 1430. 's-Gravenpolder developed as a linear road village.[4]

The Dutch Reformed church is a Gothic cruciform church with built-in tower. The choir probably dates from the late-14th century. The tower and nave were constructed in the early-15th century.[4] It was severely damaged during World War II.[5] During the renovation of 1959 to 1961, the plaster was removed and the current spire was built.[4]

The grist mill De Korenhalm was built in 1876. An electro motor was installed in a shed near the wind mill. Since 1992, it is owned by a foundation and still in service.[6]

's-Gravenpolder was home to 577 people in 1840.[5] In 1927, a joint railway station with 's-Heer Abtskerke opened on the Goes to Hoedekenskerke. It closed in 1947.[7] The village was severely damaged during World War II.[4] 's-Gravenpolder was a separate municipality until 1970 when it merged into Borsele.[8]

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References[]

  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 4431AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Gravenpolder - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  4. ^ a b c d Piet van Cruyningen & Ronald Stenvert (2003). 's-Gravenpolder (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. ISBN 90 400 8830 6. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  5. ^ a b "'s-Gravenpolder". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  6. ^ "De Korenhalm". Molendatabase (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  7. ^ "station 's Gravenpolder- s Heer Abtskerke". Stationsweb (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  8. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2011.