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Teylingen (The Netherlands)

Zuid-Holland province

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[Teylingen new flag] image by Gerard van der Vaart, 16 Oct 2009
adopted 9 July 2009 Other Teylingen pages: See also:

Teylingen municipality

Teylingen is a municipality in Zuid-Holland, formed out of the merger of Sassenheim, Voorhout, and Warmond on 1 January 2006. These are also the only settlements. Its area is 3.366 hectares, population: 34.683. (data of June 2009)
On the FOTW-ws are three (logo-)flags of this municipality. However on 9 July 2009 a new flag was adopted: yellow with a red lion of 3/4 flagheight, armed azure, with on its breast a silver label.
Source:, as spotted by Stefan Lambrechts.

Teylingen (Other spellings: Teilingen, Teijlingen, all pronounced the same) is a name dating from the 10th century, and refers to a small ridge of dunes west of Teylingen (tail). Teijlingen was the castle of the Teijlingen family, which became extinct in 1283; it then became a possession of the Counts of Holland.
Source: Nederlandse Plaatsnamen: herkomst en historie, by van Berkel en Samplonius.

According to van der Aa, Aardrijkskundig Woordenboek der Nederlanden, 1848, Willem van Teilingen took part in the revolt against Count Floris V of Holland; he was taken prisoner in 1296, and his castle was confiscated, and awarded to the Count's Forester ('s Graven Houtvester).
In the 17th century the Forester got a new home; the old castle was used as a prison for poachers.
The most famous Forester was Countess of Holland Jacoba van Beieren in her capacity of "Houtvesteres", who died here in 1436. Among the ruins several "jakobakannetjes" (Jacoba's jugs) were found here.
The municipal arms of Teylingen were the arms of the Teijlingen family.

The label signifies that the van Teylingens were a younger family. It lived in "Nieuw-Teylingen"; "Oud-Teylingen" was the castle of Lokhorst or Marneburg in Warmond (this Lokhorst not to be confused with the Lokhorst-castle in the city of Leiden).
Jarig Bakker, 17 Jan 2008

Teylingen logoflag #1

[Teylingen flag #1] image by Mello Luchtenberg, 14 Jan 2008
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Recently it adopted no less than three flags, all consisting of cloth with the municipal logo.
Jarig Bakker, 17 Jan 2008

Teylingen logoflag #2

[Teylingen flag #2] image by Mello Luchtenberg, 14 Jan 2008
adopted ?

Teylingen logoflag #3

[Teylingen flag #3] image by Mello Luchtenberg, 14 Jan 2008
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Teylingen Coat of Arms

[Teylingen coat of arms] image by Jarig Bakker, 31 Jan 2008
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Image after article on this webpage, reported by Stefan Lambregts, 31 Jan 2008. Blazoning: or a lion passant gules armed azure charged with a label azure. The Coat of Arms was discussed by the municipal council on 17 January 2008, where objections were raised against the color of the label, which was argent (=white) on the original arms of the van Teijlingen family. According to the majority it was no longer a family arms, so it was quite proper to change. the color. Labels were used to signify that a younger generation was in power. The van Teijlingens received their goods from the Count of Holland, so they were the younger generation.