Blankenham

Blankenham
Canon in Blankenham
Canon in Blankenham
Blankenham is located in Overijssel
Blankenham
Blankenham
Location in the Netherlands
Blankenham is located in Netherlands
Blankenham
Blankenham
Blankenham (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 52°45′44″N 5°53′37″E / 52.7623°N 5.8935°E / 52.7623; 5.8935Coordinates: 52°45′44″N 5°53′37″E / 52.7623°N 5.8935°E / 52.7623; 5.8935
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceOverijssel
MunicipalitySteenwijkerland
Area
[1]
 • Total13.35 km2 (5.15 sq mi)
Elevation
[2]
−0.4 m (−1.3 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total220
 • Density16/km2 (43/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
8373[1]
Dialing code0527

Blankenham is a village in the Netherlands, in the municipality of Steenwijkerland. Until 1973, it was a separate municipality.

History

Blankenham is village on the dike along the former Zuiderzee. It was named after Frederick of Blankenheim, the Prince-Bishop of Utrecht[3] who gave the villagers permission to built a church and establish an independent parish.[4] The village was severely effected by floods in 1776 and 1825.[3] In 1840, it was home to 282 people.[5]

The Dutch Reformed Church was finished in 1893, and is near a little pond which is a remnant of the 1825 flood. It replaced an 1816 church which was lost due to a lightning strike.[3] The canon dates from 1817,[5] and was last fired in 1964.[6] There used to be two, but one was donated to the museum in Schokland.[5] On 31 December 1963, the canon was stolen and moved to Luttelgeest. After 18 days, the canon was returned with a stone lion to guard it. The lion was stolen from Emmeloord.[6]

Gallery

References

  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 17 March 2022. Two entries
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 8373EC". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  3. ^ a b c Ronald Stenvert & Jan ten Hove (1998). "Blankenham" (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. p. 63. ISBN 90 400 9200 1. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Blankenham - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  5. ^ a b c "Blankenham" (in Dutch). Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  6. ^ a b "Kanon van Blankenham terug, en nu door leeuw bewaakt". Nieuwsblad van het Noorden (in Dutch). 21 January 1964. Retrieved 17 March 2022.


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