web analytics
Kerkveld cemetery, Nieuwegein

Kerkveld cemetery, Nieuwegein

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

0 Comments

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Nicolas Malapert Lord Plettenburg | The world of Henk van Kampen - […] the historic Kerkveld cemetery in Nieuwegein there are several older tombstones that belonged to the local nobility. The photos…
  2. Tombstone Tuesday: Van den Kommer | The world of Henk van Kampen - […] tombstone on the Kerkveld cemetery in Nieuwegein. Albertus van den Kommer, son of Cornelis van den Kommer and Catharina…
  3. Tombstone Tuesday: Kooijman – den Ouden | The world of Henk van Kampen - […] Teunis and Cornelia are buried together on Kerkveld cemetery in Nieuwegein. […]
  4. Tombstone Tuesday: Beijens | The world of Henk van Kampen - […] He was buried in the general cemetery of Jutphaas, now the Kerkveld cemetery in Nieuwegein. […]
  5. Tombstone Tuesday: Cooiman | The world of Henk van Kampen - […] was buried on Kerkveld cemetery in Jutphaas (now […]
  6. Tombstone Tuesday: Constable Jacobs | The world of Henk van Kampen - […] and Neeltje are buried together on Kerkveld cemetery in Jutphaas (now […]
  7. Tombstone Tuesday: Kool | The world of Henk van Kampen - […] and Maartje are buried together on Kerkveld cemetery in Jutphaas (now […]
  8. Tombstone Tuesday: Ambagtsheer | The world of Henk van Kampen - […] and Louise are buried together on Kerkveld cemetery in Jutphaas (now […]

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *