City of Erwitte
|Height :||95-105 m above sea level NN|
|Residents :||665 (April 1, 2011)|
|Incorporation :||1st January 1975|
|Postal code :||59597|
|Area code :||02945|
Location of Schmerlecke in Erwitte
Name and first mention
Loach was first mentioned in 833. The name means something like Schmerbach or place where viscous things emerge , whereby it remains unclear whether dirt, brine or some other greasy substance is meant.
The existence of Schmerlecke has been proven since 833. That year, Ludwig I gave Count Ricdag several goods in Schmerlecke. More Schmerlecker Güter was mentioned in 1072 when the Grafschaft monastery was founded .
On January 1, 1975, the previous city of Erwitte, the municipality of Schmerlecke and other municipalities were merged to form the new municipality of Erwitte in accordance with Section 46 of the Münster / Hamm Act .
→ See also: List of architectural monuments in Erwitte
Sights include the St. Antonius chapel, the windmill, the distillery with the manufacturer's villa and the chapel on the Lusebrink.
The gallery graves of Schmerlecke are located on the former Bundesstraße 1, which has been downgraded to L 856 since 2014 . They were built in the Neolithic from large, non-local limestone slabs.
- City of Erwitte: Population statistics of the city of Erwitte on April 1st, 2011 ( Memento of the original of February 2nd, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF; 8 kB) accessed on June 17, 2018
- "in pago Boratre uilla uocante Ismereleke", cf. Homepage Erwitte-Schmerleke , accessed on June 17, 2018, as well as Michael Flöer, Claudia Maria Korsmeier: The place names of the Soest district (= Westphalian Place Name Book (WOB), Volume 1). Verlag für Regionalgeschichte, Bielefeld 2009, ISBN 978-3-89534-791-7 , ( http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001S-0000-0001-CC5B-1 ) p. 397.
- Michael Flöer, Claudia Maria Korsmeier: The place names of the Soest district (= Westphalian Place Name Book (WOB), Volume 1). Verlag für Regionalgeschichte, Bielefeld 2009, ISBN 978-3-89534-791-7 , ( http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001S-0000-0001-CC5B-1 ) pp. 397-398.
- Whether there is a reference to the fish name " loach " remains unclear or uncertain.
- Albert K. Hömberg : Between the Rhine and the Weser - essays and lectures on the history of Westphalia, p. 91, Aschendorff, 1967