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A small, historic cemetery in the former village Jutphaas (now part of the large town Nieuwegein): Kerkveld. Kerkveld cemetery has been in use since at least the 12th century, maybe earlier. Its task as main burial site of the area has been taken over by nearby Noorderveld cemetery, but it’s still in use!

Originally there was also a church on this site, but in the early 19th century that was demolished to be replaced by a larger church elsewhere in the village. The church tower was converted into a bier house, which is still there.

The oldest tombstones seem to be from the 17th century, though they are probably not in their original location anymore (there may be older stones, many older stones are undated). Some of them were probably originally inside the church.

In the coming weeks I’ll highlight some of the individual graves and stones. For now, enjoy the small photo impression!

Kerkveld cemetery, Nieuwegein

Kerkveld cemetery, Nieuwegein

Kerkveld cemetery, Nieuwegein

Kerkveld cemetery, Nieuwegein

Kerkveld cemetery, Nieuwegein

Kerkveld cemetery, Nieuwegein

Kerkveld cemetery, Nieuwegein

Kerkveld cemetery, Nieuwegein