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Hinnaard (The Netherlands)

Littenseradiel municipality, Fryslân province

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[Hinnaard villageflag] image by Jarig Bakker, 10 Sep 2003
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Hinnaard village (Hennaard)

Hinnaard (old spelling: Hinnaerd, same pronunciation, Dutch: Hennaard), village in Littenseradiel municipality, Fryslân province; it used to be in the former municipality of Hennaarderadeel, with (1958) 96; (1974) 52 inhabitants. It has a wooden bell-cage on a stone pedestal. In the terp (mound) of the former Sassinga-state (fortified stately house) a Frisian two-earpot has been found. In the late Middle Ages law for the "grietenij" Hennarderadeel was administered here.
Hinnaard coat of arms: divided per chevron a. in blue a silver lozenge with on both sides a golden six-pointed star; b. in silver a red rose.
Flag: three equally wide horizontal stripes of white and red; a blue hoist triangle, lengthened towards the hoist with 1/6 flag length and the top at flag center; charged with towards the hoist two yellow six-pointed stars of 3/10 flag height and a lying white lozenge in the point of the triangle of 4/15 flag length.
The old name of this village was "Hernwert", meaning: corner-terp. The division per chevron points at that old name. The colors blue and silver are derived from the municipal arms of Hennaarderadeel and the coats of arms of the families Sassinga and Roorda. Both families lived on Sassinga-state. The lozenge symbolizes the courthouse and the stars point at the leading position the village had in those days. The stars occur too on the Sassinga-arms; the rose on the Roorda-arms.
In the flag the corner returns, as do the stars and the lozenge. The red stripe symbolizes the buildings and the road through the village.
Design: J.C. Terluin and R.J. Broersma
Source: Genealogysk Jierboekje 2001.
Encyclopedie van Friesland, 1958.
Jarig Bakker, 10 Sep 2003

Hinnaard coat of arms

[Hinnaard Coat of Arms] from Wapens en Flaggen fan Littenseradiel, booklet of the municipality.