On top of the mound of the old village 'Granawurth' lies this late Roman hall church. On the west side the church has a large, 18th century saddle roof tower that replaced an older tower.
The church, formerly dedicated to Laurentius, probably had a predecessor founded by Liudger. The oldest part of from the present church dates from the twelfth century. The newer, eastern part from the thirteenth century and made of brick.
The Church in Oostum is one of the most beautiful in the region, with many visitors who come just to admire the building
The Sainte-Marguerite Church, listed as a Historical Monument, is located in Sainte-Marguerite-des-loges, in Normandy. It is representative of four eras: the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, Classicism and the contemporary era. The original church building dates from the 12th century. It was then enlarged in the 15th and 17th centuries. In 1944, during the Normandy invasion, a bomb damaged the stained glass windows and the masonry of the bell tower, which was restored in 1960.
The church lies on a mound, enclosed by a graveyard with a beech hedge. Originally built in the 13th century, it was extended to the east in the 15th century. It is a simple church, one-aisled, with a three-sided closed Gothic choir.
The cemetery at the top of the church is the highest part of the Leegeweg (low road). The church building was restored in the late-1900s, especially the nave from the 13th century.
The construction of this church began in the 14th century, in place of a chapel erected a century earlier. It underwent phases of reconstruction in the following centuries, before being enlarged in the 16th century. In 1950, it became a basilica on the recommendation of the nuncio Angelo Roncalli, who became John XXIII.
This 14th century brick church was built without foundations. The brickwork continues nearly half a meter below the ground. Support beams are provided to prevent subsidence. The 16th century pointed windows were fitted with cast iron traces in the 19th century. At the same time, the church also received a neoclassical makeover: a lot of stucco, a barrel vault and Corinthian pilasters & pillars.
According to the brickwork, this beautiful church was built in 1840. The shape is neo-classical and of a sobriety that fits the landscape. The large wooden zinc roofed roof turret, which crowns the building, does not have the simplicity that characterizes the red brick base.
An idyllic place with international history.