Gemeente Toerisme Houthalen-Helchteren

Norbertine presbytery

Pastorijstraat, Houthalen-Centrum 1739 - 1740

This presbytery in the Maasland Renaissance style was built in 1739 by the Floreffe Abbey (Namur). 

It is a brick building on a cemented plinth. 

Namur stone was used for the door and window frames.

A particularity:

As the presbytery is situated with the front facing the garden and the rear facing the church, it is also referred to as a 'back to front' presbytery.

Since 1996 it has enjoyed protected monument status and the surrounding area is listed as a protected rural area.

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