Oldenrode (Moringen)

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City of Moringen
Oldenrode coat of arms
Coordinates: 51 ° 43 ′ 16 "  N , 9 ° 48 ′ 58"  E
Height : 276 m above sea level NN
Residents : 126  (Jan 2020)
Incorporation : March 1, 1974
Postal code : 37186
Area code : 05554
Oldenrode (Lower Saxony)

Location of Oldenrode in Lower Saxony

Oldenrode, western part
Oldenrode, western part

Oldenrode is a village that belongs to the town of Moringen in the Northeim district. It is located on the eastern slope of the Weper at about 280  m above sea level. NN .


The first documentary mention of this place is controversial: A document dated to the year 1129 with the mention of the place as Rothe iuxta Lutterbiki is a learned forgery by Christian Franz Paullini . Other documents most likely refer to Oldenrode near Kalefeld, 22 kilometers away . A document from 1448 is therefore considered to be the first reliable documentary mention. At the end of the 18th century, Oldenrode had 23 fireplaces, making it one of the smallest villages in the Moringen district.

On March 1, 1974, Oldenrode was incorporated into the city of Moringen.


Chapel of St. Nikolai from the northwest

The chapel of St. Nicholas was built around 1300 as a tower-like fortified church. It is made of limestone masonry with sandstone corner blocks and has a rectangular floor plan with external dimensions of 7.41 meters by 15.50 meters and a gable roof, the ground floor is spanned by a three-bay groined vault. The high room above was previously divided into two floors by a wooden beam ceiling. It is thus very similar to the St. Johannis Chapel in the neighboring Weperdorf Nienhagen . In the east wall there is still a small, ogival window from the Middle Ages. A pointed roof turret serves as a clock and bell tower. It was erected together with the installation of the neo-Gothic pointed arch windows on the long sides and the entrance in the western facade during a renovation based on designs by Conrad Wilhelm Hase in 1899/1900. The vault is painted with ornamental decorations.

Web links

  • Oldenrode on the website of the city of Moringen

Individual evidence

  1. ↑ Dates and Numbers. City of Moringen, accessed April 6, 2020 .
  2. ^ Kirstin Casemir, Franziska Menzel, Uwe Ohainski: The place names of the district of Northeim . In: Jürgen Udolph (Hrsg.): Lower Saxony Place Name Book (NOB) . Part V. Publishing house for regional history, Bielefeld 2005, ISBN 3-89534-607-1 , p. 293 f .
  3. ^ A b Christian Kämmerer, Peter Ferdinand Lufen: District Northeim . Part 1. Southern part with the towns of Hardegsen, Moringen, Northeim and Uslar, the areas of Bodenfelde and Nörten-Hardenberg, the municipality of Katlenburg-Lindau and the municipality-free area of ​​Solling. In: Christiane Segers-Glocke (Hrsg.): Monument topography Federal Republic of Germany . Architectural monuments in Lower Saxony . tape 7.1 . CW Niemeyer, Hameln 2002, ISBN 3-8271-8261-1 , p. 174 .
  4. ^ 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. 214 .
  5. ^ Georg Dehio: Handbuch der deutschen Kunstdenkmäler, Volume 6, 1949, p. 658
  6. Oldenrode. Medien31 GmbH, accessed on January 12, 2011 .