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Description - Monastery

Abdij Egmond, Benedictijnen in Egmond Binnen, Noord-Holland, NL

MeMO institution ID and name
MeMO institution ID 282
Name (Dutch) Abdij Egmond, Benedictijnen
Name (English) Egmond Abbey, Benedictines
Patron saint(s)
  • Adalbert of Egmond
Additional remarks
Location (according to current geography)
Province Noord-Holland, NL - Netherlands
Settlement Egmond Binnen
Coordinates 106/512A
Diocese before 1559 Utrecht
Diocese after 1559 Haarlem
Parish Egmond Binnen
Date of foundation 920
Founder(s) or main benefactor(s) Dirk I, count of Holland
Religious order
Type of religious order Benedictine
Associated with Congregation of Bursfeld (1492)
Type of institution men
Mother house
Name of the mother house
Phases in the institutional history
Date of transition to secular management
Date of dissolution 1573
Additional remarks A lot of churches were incorporated with Egmond Abbey, among them the parish churches in Noordwijk, Voorhout, Velzen, Beverwijk, Heemskerk, Spaarnwoude, Alkmaar, Egmond, Egmond aan Zee, Spanbroek, St Pancras and Vronen.
Extant memorial objects and/or texts concerning memoria
Memorial objects
Text carriers
Type of extant material institution archive/archival material
Storage
Short description of the material Archief Abdij van Egmond (1140-1574), 10 meter. Access nr. 356.
Holding institution(s)
Name Noord-Hollands Archief
Settlement Haarlem, Noord-Holland, 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): 425-430. Also in Leiden UB, Bremen SUB.
Holding institution(s)
Name Koninklijke Bibliotheek
Settlement Den Haag (The Hague), Zuid-Holland, NL
Website
Additional remarks
  • Beekman, A., Tien eeuwen Egmond: ontstaan, bloei en ondergang van de regale abdij van Egmond (Heemstede 1950)
  • Cordfunke, E.H.P., De abdij van Egmond. Archeologie en duizend jaar geschiedenis (Zutphen 2010)
  • Cordfunke, E.H.P., Opgravingen in Egmond: de abdij van Egmond in historisch-archeologisch perspectief (Zutphen 1984)
  • Gumbert, J.P., Een en ander over het handschrift van de Egmondse Annalen, in: Margry, P.J.; Vis, G.N.M.; Mostert, M., Heiligenlevens, annalen en kronieken. Geschiedschrijving in middeleeuws Egmond (Hilversum 1990), 55-69
  • Gumbert, J.P.; Burgers, J.W.J.; Gumbert-Hepp, Marijke, Annalen van Egmond. De Annales Egmundenses tezamen met de Annales Xantenses en het Egmondse leven van Thomas Becket. Het Chronicon Egmundanum. (Hilversum 2007)
  • Hof, J., De abdij van Egmond van de aanvang tot 1573 (The Hague, Haarlem 1973)
  • Margry, P.J.; Vis, G.N.M.; Mostert, M., Heiligenlevens, annalen en kronieken. Geschiedschrijving in middeleeuws Egmond (Hilversum 1990)
  • Schoengen, M., Monasticon Batavum III: De Benedictijnsche Orden. Benevens de Carmelieten en Jesuieten. (Amsterdam 1942), 34-40
  • Vis, G.N.M., In het spoor van Egbert (Hilversum 1997)
  • Vis, G.N.M.; Gumbert, J.P., Egmond tussen kerk en wereld (Hilversum 1993)
  • Winter, J.M. van, Dirk I bis, een nieuwe Hollandse graaf, Historisch Tijdschrift Holland 15 (1983), 185-198
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Building history

General date of construction
Church or chapel(s)
Name Egmond Binnen, St Adalbert's Abbey
Date of foundation 920
Date of consecration
Short history of the building stages >920: A Romanesque monastery was constructed in Egmond Binnen. 1573: Destruction of the complex during the Siege of Alkmaar. The ruins remain until ca.1800.
Additional remarks
Burial ground
Location
Date of consecration
Date of clearance
Extant building remnants
Demolition
Additional remarks
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