's-Heerenhoek

's-Heerenhoek
Village
Street view
Street view
Coat of arms of 's-Heerenhoek
's-Heerenhoek is located in Zeeland
's-Heerenhoek
's-Heerenhoek
Location in the province of Zeeland in the Netherlands
's-Heerenhoek is located in Netherlands
's-Heerenhoek
's-Heerenhoek
's-Heerenhoek (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 51°27′12″N 3°46′10″E / 51.45333°N 3.76944°E / 51.45333; 3.76944Coordinates: 51°27′12″N 3°46′10″E / 51.45333°N 3.76944°E / 51.45333; 3.76944
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceZeeland
MunicipalityBorsele
Area
 • Total9.09 km2 (3.51 sq mi)
Elevation1.7 m (5.6 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total1,975
 • Density220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
4453[1]
Dialing code0113

's-Heerenhoek is a village in the Dutch province of Zeeland. It is a part of the municipality of Borsele, and lies about 12 km east of Middelburg.

History[]

The village was first mentioned around 1750 as 'S Heerenhoek, and "means corner of the lord". It is located in the north-eastern corner of the Borsselepolder which was poldered in 1616. The lords refers to the lord of Schenge Castle in 's-Heer-Arendskerke.[3][4] 's-Heerenhoek developed after 1616 in a grid structure. In 1669, the village was devastated by fire and a new church was built in 1672.[4]

The Dutch Reformed church from 1672 was moved to Netherlands Open Air Museum in Arnhem between 1987 and 1988.[4] The village developed into a Catholic area from the 1760s onwards.[5] The Catholic St Willibrordus Church was built between 1873 and 1874 in Gothic Revival style and has a tall tower.[4]

's-Heerenhoek was home to 772 people in 1840.[5] The municipal council used to meet in the local inn. In 1881, it was outlawed to hold meetings in a locality which served alcohol. The problem was solved by separating a part of the inn and building its own front door. In 1892, a town hall was built.[5]

's-Heerenhoek was a separate municipality until 1970 when it was merged into Borsele.[6]

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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 4453AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Heerenhoek - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  4. ^ a b c d Piet van Cruyningen & Ronald Stenvert (2003). 's-Heerenhoek (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. ISBN 90 400 8830 6. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  5. ^ a b c "'s-Heerenhoek". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  6. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2011.