Hieslum had (1958) 120; (1974) 79 inhabitants, divided into Atseburen and
Idserdaburen. There were several small lakes on the territory of this village,
NE of Workum city. The old dike (Hieslumerdijk, an extension of the Dedgumerdijk)
was dug up and is now used as a rural road.
Nickname: "Poelboaren" (puddlewaterers), "Roeken" (rooks)
- the cattle got their water from the puddles around the meadows; rooks
refers to black clothed devote people (or not so devote, but there is no
pub in the village, not even a church).
Flag: per hoistdiagonal white and black; on white a red waterlilyleaf;
at the hoist the narrowed municipal flag.
adopted 1955; design: Kl. Sierksma
Coat of Arms and flag can also be admired at this
Source: "It Beaken", Magazine of the Frisian Academy, Dec 1969.
Encyclopedie van Friesland 1958.
Groot Schimpnamenboek van Nederland, by Dirk van der Heide, 1998.
Jarig Bakker, 28 Sep 2003
Hieslum Coat of Arms
by Jarig Bakker, 7 Apr 2005
Arms: per bend sinister argent and noir; in argent a waterlilyleaf gules
in bend, in noir a clover or.