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Moggershil Een verdronken dorp

Church foundations

In the mid-1970s, a retired farmer reported that he had found several remnants of the foundations of the Moggershil church: some of them were a meter thick. Local historian Roozemond referred to the church as a ‘simple chapel’, based on a rectangular piece of sandy soil in the ploughed field. According to him, the church stood on a hard raised area. The ‘hil’ in the name of the village probably indicated the elevated ground on which the church stood. The ground for the elevation was probably obtained by digging a moat around the church grounds. The first part of the village name refers to Schouwen connections: Mogge is an ancient Zierikzee family name.

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