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Taken during my bicycle trip in my own municipality.



The Papinglo abbey farm is located in Maldegem-Kleit, on the southern corner of the Kleitkalseide (old road) and the N44, known by many tourists as a connecting road between Aalter and Maldegem towards Knokke. The Papinglo domain, the first written reference of which can be found in a document from 1170, is situated in the Maldegemveld, in the 12th century still a wild heathland that was gradually brought into cultivation, together with the Drongengoedhoeve (Ursel) and the Burkelhoeve (Clay).
In the meantime, the farm has been converted into a hotel restaurant. The barn was demolished and is now a hotel, the stable a restaurant and the house retains its function. Although the Papinglo domain is not the core from which Kleit originated, it has exercised an important attraction since the Middle Ages to settle in its surroundings. The population of Kleit has therefore always felt closely involved with Papinglo, hence the desire to maintain the domain. Kleit has always remained part of Maldegem without being an independent congregation, although the parish had its own church from 1863 onwards.

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