Altitude approx. 240 m above sea level

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The parish church of St. Pancratius with its walled churchyard, the church granary, the old school and the old rectory form the historic village center of Hoinkhausen.

Places of interest: St. Pankratius church (with baroque organ), old Herold'sche school, KLJB rural youth meeting center.

Hoinkhausen is said to have been mentioned as "Hoianusini in pago Arpesfeld" (= in the Gau A.) already in a document of Emperor Otto I from 950, which is lost today. With a high degree of reliability, however, the origin of the settlement can be placed in the time before the year 1,000. Between 1159 and 1167 the priest Emelricus is mentioned for the local parish church. Important for the history and development of the village were the noble families of Lüerwalt and von Hörde, whose significant heraldic attributes were included in the village coat of arms, which was created about 20 years ago.

Especially the lords of Hörde from the nearby Schloss Eringerfeld decorated the Hoinkhauser church in the early 18th century and made it their burial place.

In addition to its baroque furnishings, the church also contains an organ by the Lippstadt master J.P. Möller from 1745. The area around the church still presents itself today as an almost unchanged Westphalian village center from around 1800, characterized by a historical ensemble of half-timbered buildings, from which the Alte Pastorat, the former home and place of work of the school reformer and pastor Melchior Ludolf Herold (1780 - 1810), is particularly noteworthy, which today houses a modern youth meeting place of the KLJB.

Further information under: https://www.h-n-w.de/die-drei-doerfer/weickede/geschichte/

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