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Description - Monastery

Mariënsterre, Brigittijnen in Gouda, Zuid-Holland, NL

MeMO institution ID and name
MeMO institution ID 215
Name (Dutch) Mariënsterre, Brigittijnen
Name (English) Mariensterre Abbey, Bridgettines
Patron saint(s)
  • Our Lady
Additional remarks The 'star' in Mariensterre refers to the heraldry of the town
Location (according to current geography)
Province Zuid-Holland, NL - Netherlands
Settlement Gouda
Coordinates 109/447AC
Diocese before 1559 Utrecht
Diocese after 1559 Utrecht
Parish Gouda
Date of foundation 1470
Founder(s) or main benefactor(s)
Religious order
Type of religious order Bridgettine (Birgittine)
Associated with
Type of institution men and women
Mother house
Name of the mother house
Phases in the institutional history 1470: Bridgettines (Double Order). 1551: Relocation to Soest.
Date of transition to secular management
Date of dissolution 1551
Additional remarks
Extant memorial objects and/or texts concerning memoria
Memorial objects
Text carriers
Type of extant material extant manuscripts and printed books
Storage in one place
Short description of the material Manuscript (Stooker and Verbeij): 476
Holding institution(s)
Name Universiteitsbibliotheek Leiden
Settlement Leiden, Zuid-Holland, NL
Additional remarks
Type of extant material institution archive/archival material
Storage in one place
Short description of the material StrAMH: Kloosters.
Holding institution(s)
Name Streekarchief Midden Holland (formerly known as Groene Hart Archieven)
Settlement Gouda, Zuid-Holland, NL
Additional remarks Access: printed inventory by J. Taal (1957)
  • Hattum, M.A.C.M., Iets over het Brigittenklooster te Gouda, Nederlands(ch) Archief voor Kerkgeschiedenis 34 (1944), 61-65
  • Hattum, M.A.C.M., Nog eens het Brigittenklooster te Gouda, Nederlands(ch) Archief voor Kerkgeschiedenis 34 (1944), 258-270
  • Nyberg, Tore, Birgittinische Klostergründungen (Lund 1965), 204-213
  • Schoengen, M., Monasticon Batavum II De Augustijnsche orden, benevens de broeders en zusters van het gemeene leven (Amsterdam 1941), 71-72
  • Taal, J., De Goudse kloosters in de Middeleeuwen (Nijmegen; Hilversum 1960), 47-50

Building history

General date of construction 1476
Church or chapel(s)
Name Gouda, Mariënsterre Abbey
Date of foundation 1470
Date of consecration 1476
Short history of the building stages 1476: Construction of the monastery complex. 1551: The Canons Regular of the Stein Monastery bought the buildings after their own monastery burned down, and renovated the complex. 1553: Construction of a new chapel. 1576: Demolition of the monastery. 1580: Demolition of the chapel.
Additional remarks
Burial ground
Date of consecration
Date of clearance
Extant building remnants
Demolition 1576-1580
Additional remarks
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