Lier Beguinage - Pompstraat

Gilberte

Edegem, Belgium

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The Pump Street derives its name from the pump built against the wall of house number 2. Before this house was built, a source bubbled at this very place. Hence the house was named “De Benedictie des Heren” (loosely, the Benevolence of God).

In 1407, the house was a convent (place where beguines lived together). It was called “Woemelgheemshuse bij den grooten putte” (Woemelgheems House next to the big well).

Historians think that already in the early 13th century, this house was a convent. In fact, it is the oldest kernel of the beguine movement in Flanders. It was only in 1240 that the beguinages of Leuven and Gent were founded

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