Sint-Martens-Lierde

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Sint-Martens-Lierde
Village
Carthusian Priory (2008)
Carthusian Priory (2008)
Sint-Martens-Lierde is located in Belgium
Sint-Martens-Lierde
Sint-Martens-Lierde
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°48′15″N 3°49′29″E / 50.80427°N 3.82473°E / 50.80427; 3.82473Coordinates: 50°48′15″N 3°49′29″E / 50.80427°N 3.82473°E / 50.80427; 3.82473
Country Belgium
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceEast Flanders
MunicipalityLierde
Area
 • Total6.09 km2 (2.35 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)[1]
 • Total1,764
 • Density290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Time zoneCET

Sint-Martens-Lierde is a village which is part of the municipality of Lierde. It is located in the Denderstreek and in the Flemish Ardennes, the hilly southern part of the Belgian province of East Flanders.

Overview[edit]

The village was first mentioned in 1189 as "Lierde sancti Martini". In 1329, the Carthusian priory "Sint-Maartens-Bos" was established. In 1783, the monastery was dissolved and became a parish church. In 1788, most of the monastery was demolished.[1]

In 1867, the railway line Melle-Geraardsbergen was constructed with a train station at Sint-Martens-Lierde.[2] The station was later closed.[1]

The village's coat of arms shows some agricultural implements, and was granted in 1818.[3]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sint-Martens-Lierde". Agentschap Onroerend Erfgoed (in Dutch). Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  2. ^ "L. 122 : (Gent) Y Melle - Geraardsbergen". Belgische spoorlijnen (in Dutch). Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Sint-Martens-Lierde". Lierde (in Dutch). Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Emiel Faignaert". De Wieler Site (in Dutch). Retrieved 24 October 2020.

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