Somsen Family Reunion ~ Aalten,
Stages in Building of the Old Saint Helena Church on the Markt in Aalten
|Supposed situation of a simple, romanesque church.
The lowest part of the tower was built
in the eleventh century.
|First enlargement of the church in Gothic style
during the last quarter of the 15th century.
|Second enlargement of the church around 1500.||Third enlargement of the church completed around 1550.|
|Third enlargement of the church completed around 1550.||All drawings to the same scale telescoped into
each other on the ANWB-tablet, as it stands
outside near the tower.
|For detailed study: Paula C. van
der Heiden: The History of Building. Published in: J. G.
ter Horst and E. M. Smilda: Around the old Sint Helenakerk, Aalten 1986.