Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches
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C. Weber 1888-1889
St. Bavo, Raamsdonk, Brabant
In 1888, C. Weber began the construction of a new church in Raamsdonk. This is the current cruciform basilica type church in neo-Romanogothic style with cloverleaf-shaped eastern chancelt, with apses with ambulatories at the choir and the transept-arms. Although the western towers were never finished, this church is regarded as the architect’s finest work.
The tall dome is visible from a long distance. Tthe Germans thretaened to blow it uÃ¨ during the war but the Parish Priest was able to persuade them otherwise. Unfortunately, the chancel has been destroyed by the liturgists who have installed a highly inappropriate organ in it.