|Height :||91 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||3.82 km²|
|Residents :||507 (Jun. 30, 2019)|
|Population density :||133 inhabitants / km²|
|Incorporation :||March 1, 1974|
|Postal code :||31177|
|Area code :||05127|
Location of Machtsum in Lower Saxony
The village is located in the southeast of the municipality on the road to Bettmar . The Neue Graben, also known locally as "Rotte", flows past the place.
The earliest documented mention of a place Maghtersheim in a document from the Lamspringe monastery from 1149. However, archaeological finds prove a settlement history that goes back far before all records. Machtsum belonged to the bishopric of Hildesheim and the Dompropstei, but had only one chapel and was a church affiliate of Borsum . As in Borsum, the Jesuits carried out the Catholic Reform here after the Thirty Years' War .
In 1857 the village was almost completely destroyed by a major fire. The reconstruction was carried out according to plan and with large gaps between the individual farms in order to prevent such a catastrophe in the future. The resulting large cottage gardens and the old stock of trees led to several awards due to the charming village image. Machtsum was and is predominantly agricultural and has a lively club life.
For the territorial reform in Lower Saxony , Machtsum was incorporated into the municipality of Harsum on March 1, 1974.
The local council of Machtsum consists of 5 council members. The local council also has an advisory member (CDU).
(Status: local election September 11, 2016)
Culture and sights
- The post mill built in 1688 before Wirringen was bought in 1888 after Machtsum.
- Today's neo-Romanesque parish church of St. Nikolaus was built in 1896. Since November 1, 2014, it has belonged to the parish of St. Martinus , based in Borsum .
People connected to the place
- Richard Herzig (1851–1934), architect and Prussian building officer, built the Catholic St. Nicholas Church in Machtsum in 1896
- Johann Blankemeyer (1898–1982), politician (NSDAP), died in Machtsum
- Website of Machtsum
- Information about Machtsum on the Harsum website
- Power sum at the Hildesheim cultural portal Kulturium
- Municipality of Harsum budget 2020 - population. (PDF; 5.3 MB) In: Website of the municipality of Harsum. June 30, 2019, p. 5 , accessed on February 23, 2020 .
- Locations of the municipality of Harsum. In: Website of the municipality of Harsum. Retrieved February 23, 2020 .
- Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality directory for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 209 .
- Ulrich Schubert: Community directory Germany 1900 - District Hildesheim. Information from December 1, 1910. In: gemeindeververzeichnis.de. January 5, 2020, accessed February 24, 2020 .
- Michael Rademacher: German administrative history from the unification of the empire in 1871 to the reunification in 1990. Hildesheim district ( see under: No. 30 ). (Online material for the dissertation, Osnabrück 2006).
- Statistisches Bundesamt Wiesbaden (ed.): Official municipality register for the Federal Republic of Germany - 1957 edition (population and territorial status September 25, 1956, for Saarland December 31, 1956) . W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1958, p. 167 ( digitized version ).
- Lower Saxony State Administration Office (ed.): Municipal directory for Lower Saxony . Municipalities and municipality-free areas. Self-published, Hanover January 1, 1973, p. 31 , district of Hildesheim-Marienburg ( digitized [PDF; 21.3 MB ; accessed on February 24, 2020]).
- Local council of Machtsum. In: Website of the municipality of Harsum. Retrieved February 23, 2020 .
- Excerpts from the Mühlenchronik. In: Website Mühlenverein Machtsum. Retrieved February 23, 2020 .