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Description - Monastery

St. Servatiusabdij, Cisterciƫnzerinnen in Utrecht, Utrecht, NL

MeMO institution ID and name
MeMO institution ID 139
Name (Dutch) St. Servatiusabdij, Cisterciƫnzerinnen
Name (English) St Servatius's Abbey, Cistercian Nuns
Patron saint(s)
  • Servatius
Additional remarks
Location (according to current geography)
Province Utrecht, NL - Netherlands
Settlement Utrecht
Coordinates 137/456
Diocese before 1559 Utrecht
Diocese after 1559 Utrecht
Parish Utrecht - Sint Nicolaas
Date of foundation 1225
Founder(s) or main benefactor(s) Influenced by bishop of Utrecht (Otto of Lippe)
Religious order
Type of religious order Cistercian
Associated with
Type of institution women
Mother house
Name of the mother house
Phases in the institutional history Before 1225 : Abbey of Benedictine Nuns (St Servatius; Abstede) From 1230 onwards: Cistercian Nuns near St Nicholas's Church.
Date of transition to secular management
Date of dissolution 1580
Additional remarks The right of collation of the church in Werkendam and the chapel of Odijk belonged to this monastery.
Extant memorial objects and/or texts concerning memoria
Memorial objects
Text carriers
Type of extant material institution archive/archival material
Storage in one place
Short description of the material HUA, 1005-2 - Sint Servaasabdij van Cistercienzerinnen te Utrecht . Size: 360 described records. Date: 1251-1797. Access: Inventarissen van de archieven van de vijf adellijke vrouwenkloosters in en om Utrecht/ C.A. van Kalveen.
Holding institution(s)
Name Het Utrechts Archief
Settlement Utrecht, Utrecht, NL
Website
Additional remarks
Type of extant material extant manuscripts and printed books
Storage slightly spread
Short description of the material Manuscripts (Stooker and Verbeij): 1195-1196. Also in Oxford BL.
Holding institution(s)
Name Universiteitsbibliotheek Leiden
Settlement Leiden, Zuid-Holland, NL
Website
Additional remarks
  • Hulzen, A. van, Utrechtse kloosters en gasthuizen (Baarn 1986), 75-79
  • Kalveen, C.A. van, De vijf adellijke vrouwenkloosters in en om de stad Utrecht, in: Erkelens-Buttinger (ed.), E.S.C.; Dekker, C., De kerk en de Nederlanden. Archieven, instellingen, samenleving. (Hilversum 1997), 152-167, 155-157
  • Moolenbroek, Jaap van, De stichting van CisterciĆ«nzer vrouwenkloosters in Nederland tot 1300, Archief voor de geschiedenis van de Katholieke Kerk in Nederland 27 (1985), 169-214, 211-212
  • Moolenbroek, Jaap van, Servatius en Johannes. Over de vroegste geschiedenis van het Utrechtse vrouwenklooster St. Servaas, Jaarboek Oud Utrecht (1997), 169-203
  • Schoengen, M., Monasticon Batavum III: De Benedictijnsche Orden. Benevens de Carmelieten en Jesuieten. (Amsterdam 1942), 122-123; Number 6 and 8
  • Tongerloo, L. van, 'Bisdom en geestelijkheid'., in: , Stuip en Vellekoop, Utrecht tussen Kerk en Staat (Hilversum 1991), 169-195.
Links

Building history

General date of construction ca.1230
Church or chapel(s)
Name Utrecht, St Servatius's Abbey
Date of foundation 1225
Date of consecration
Short history of the building stages ca.1230: A monastery was constructed within the city. 1673: Sale and demolition of a part of the abbey buildings. ca.1830: Demolition of the chapel.
Additional remarks
Burial ground
Location
Date of consecration
Date of clearance
Extant building remnants
Demolition 1673
Additional remarks
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