City of Bad Gandersheim
|Height :||197 m above sea level NN|
|Residents :||159 (Apr 2010)|
|Incorporation :||March 1, 1974|
|Postal code :||37581|
|Area code :||05382|
Location of Helmscherode in Lower Saxony
The historical place names were 1382 Helmsingrode , 1401 Helmessingerode , 1427 Helmensingerode , 1435 Helmssingerode , 1480 Helmscherode , around 1510 Helmsirode , 1524 Helmeskerode , 1542 Helmscherode , 1678 Helmscherohda .
The village was in the Gandersheim office . The place of jurisdiction belonged to its higher jurisdiction, had no aristocratic justice and was not in the knight's register, but exercised the lower courts over the village and its field mark.
The manor that characterizes the townscape was subject to multiple changes of ownership. From the property of the Burchtorff family, it passed to Johann Gabriel Cleve (1653–1716) in 1701, then to his son Anton Ulrich Cleve (1702–1762). The allodification of the manor took place in 1796. At that time there was a school and 16 Kötner in the village. In 1803 a total of 27 campfire sites with 172 inhabitants were counted in the village.
The desert Goltorf was u. a. Mentioned in a document in 1149 and was probably located on the Holtersberg south of Helmscherode.
On March 1, 1974, Helmscherode was incorporated into the city of Bad Gandersheim.
The Helmscherode estate and the chapel are remarkable.
- Wilhelm Keitel (1882–1946), Field Marshal General, head of the OKW and convicted war criminal
- Bodewin Keitel (1888–1953), infantry general
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