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Picture: Schellemill at the Damse Vaart in Damme.  

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Farm the "Stamper"

House "de Grote Sterre"

Saint Christoffelfarm

Location: Damse Vaart West (next to the bridge), 8340 Damme [gps]
Accessibility: not accessible

This impressive, old farm stands on the west bank of the Damse Vaart.  Already in the 16th century, it was known under the same name.  It became a 'castle farm' (kasteelgoed "de Proostdije ") in 1755, when it was bought by canon Van der Stricht, who also owned the gothic house "de Grote Sterre", on the Market Square of Damme. 

The farm is encircled by a wall, access is possible via a 18th century gate.  Above that gate, you can see the weapon and the device of canon Van der Stricht, which is also placed above the entrance of "Huyze de Grote Sterre".  Pacem Opto means as much as "peace I choose".  The complex consists of a living area, a wagonhouse, a barn and a sheep stable.  Please, pay attention to the exceptional roofconstruction (curb- or mansardroof).  Next to the St.-Christoffelhoeve, stands another old farm named "d'Oude Schaapskooi" (freely translated that would be: the old sheep shed). 



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Hendrik De Leyn - www.damme-online.com

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