Martinikerk (Doesburg)

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Sint Martinuskerk
Doesburg Martinikerk.jpg
Tower of the Sint Martinuskerk
Basic information
LocationDoesburg, Netherlands
Geographic coordinates52°00′52″N 6°08′02″E / 52.0145°N 6.13375°E / 52.0145; 6.13375Coordinates: 52°00′52″N 6°08′02″E / 52.0145°N 6.13375°E / 52.0145; 6.13375
Architectural description
Architectural typeChurch
Architectural styleGothic
Groundbreaking15th Century
Specifications
Height (max)94 m (308.40 ft)
Designated as NHL:Dutch rijksmonument #12981, #12982
 
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Sint Martinuskerk
Doesburg Martinikerk.jpg
Tower of the Sint Martinuskerk
Basic information
LocationDoesburg, Netherlands
Geographic coordinates52°00′52″N 6°08′02″E / 52.0145°N 6.13375°E / 52.0145; 6.13375Coordinates: 52°00′52″N 6°08′02″E / 52.0145°N 6.13375°E / 52.0145; 6.13375
Architectural description
Architectural typeChurch
Architectural styleGothic
Groundbreaking15th Century
Specifications
Height (max)94 m (308.40 ft)
Designated as NHL:Dutch rijksmonument #12981, #12982

The Martinikerk (also Sint Martinuskerk or Hervormde kerk) is a church in Doesburg, in the Netherlands. The church's tower is the 8th highest in the Netherlands at 94 metres (308 ft).

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1547 it was struck by lightning, heavily damaging church and tower. The tower was again damaged by French troops in 1672, the rampjaar. It was once more struck by lightning in 1717 and in 1783 became the first building in the Netherlands to be protected from lightning by a lightning rod.[1]

It was restored 1919–1930 by W. te Riele and N. de Wolf, and restored again after it was heavily damaged when retreating German troops blew up the tower in April 1945. [1] [2] [3]

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