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Lapscheure a village on 8 km of the Belgian coast

This afternoon my bike trip along the canal for shadow, I saw this rural image took this picture, almost a meadow without grass through the drought, still no rain in one month on this place

About a thousand years ago the village was called Lapiscura; in the 12th century it was Lappescura. In the 13th century: Lapscura; in the 14th and 15th centuries: Laepscure, also Laepscuere; in the 16th century: Laepschuere, and since the 17th century: Lapscheure. The name refers to a barn belonging to a farmer called Laepe. In the year 1110 Balderik, bishop of Tournai, donated to the abbey of St.-Quinten in Vermandiën, the patronage of the church of Oostkerke, together with the chapels of Lappescure, Moerkerke, Wulpen in the island of Cadzand and Waescapelle.

The first mention of the village can be found in a letter from the period 1019 - 1030 from the abbot of the Ghent Sint-Pietersabdij. Lapscheure became a parish around 1200 and in 1240 a church was built, dedicated to Saint Christianus, on the site where a chapel or auxiliary church had previously stood. During the 80-year war, the Sluisse rebels crossed the dikes of the Zwin in 1583, destroying the church and village. This created creeks, the most famous of which is the Lapscheurse Gat. This creek forms the border between Belgium and the Netherlands. Until 1830, surface water flowed into the creek along the Blue Sluis (1746) and on to the Zwin

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