Above aprath

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Above aprath
City of Wuppertal
Coordinates: 51 ° 16 ′ 48 ″  N , 7 ° 5 ′ 21 ″  E
Height : approx. 188 m above sea level NHN
Obenaprath (Wuppertal)
Above aprath

Location of Obenaprath in Wuppertal

Obenaprath is a court in the Bergisch city ​​of Wuppertal .

Location and description

The Hofschaft is located in the northwest of the city at 209  m above sea level. NHN in the Eigenbach valley in the north of the Eckbusch residential area in the Uellendahl-Katernberg district on the outskirts of Wülfrath .

Neighboring places to live and places are Zum Löh , Eigen , Neuenhaus , Naurathssiepen , Wüstenhof , Klein- and Großhöfchen , Jungholz and Wildenbruch .


In the 17th century, the farm belonged to the estate of the rider of Aprath Castle . At that time the affiliation of the court to the Honschaft Oberdüssel of the Bergisch rule Schöller in the office of Solingen was certified.

On the Topographia Ducatus Montani by Erich Philipp Ploennies from 1715, the courtyard is marked as o.Abrod . The place is on the topographical survey of the Rhineland from 1824 as Ob. Aprath and on the Prussian first recording from 1843 as Obenaprath . In the course of the 20th century, the place was named Obenaprath on the measurement table .

In the 19th century, Obenaprath still belonged to the Oberdüssel honor of the mayor of Wülfrath . From 1816 to 1861 it belonged to the Elberfeld district and from 1861 to the old Mettmann district .

In 1815/16 there are 103 inhabitants in the area around Obenaprath (not for the courtyard alone). Which according to the statistics and topography of the district of Dusseldorf as 1832 Ackergut categorized local area was considered to Obenaprath called and had at that time 12 houses and 20 farm buildings. At that time 110 inhabitants lived in the place, 22 of them Catholic and 88 of them Protestant faith.

In 1888, seven people lived in one house in Obenaprath. At that time the place was called Löh .

With the municipal reform of 1929, the eastern part of the Oberdüssel district around Obenaprath was split off from Wülfrath and incorporated into the newly founded city of Wuppertal.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Hermann Kießling: Courtyards and farm associations in Wuppertal. Bergisch-Märkischer Genealogischer Verlag, Wuppertal 1977.
  2. a b Johann Georg von Viebahn : Statistics and Topography of the Administrative District of Düsseldorf , 1836
  3. Königliches Statistisches Bureau (Prussia) (Ed.): Community encyclopedia for the Rhineland Province, based on the materials of the census of December 1, 1885 and other official sources, (Community encyclopedia for the Kingdom of Prussia, Volume XII), Berlin 1888.