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Description - Monastery

Adamanshuis, Zusters des gemenen levens in Zutphen, Gelderland, NL

MeMO institution ID and name
MeMO institution ID 381
Name (Dutch) Adamanshuis, Zusters des gemenen levens
Name (English) Adaman's House, Sisters of the Common Life
Patron saint(s)
  • Agnes
Additional remarks
Location (according to current geography)
Province Gelderland, NL - Netherlands
Settlement Zutphen
Coordinates 210/462
Diocese before 1559 Utrecht
Diocese after 1559 Deventer
Parish Zutphen
Date of foundation 1397
Founder(s) or main benefactor(s) Regelent Groenloch and Styne van Griet (1397), Hendrik Addaman and Geese Bloemenaer (1398)
Religious order
Type of religious order Sisters of the Common Life
Associated with Brethren's Houses in Deventer and Zwolle
Type of institution women
Mother house
Name of the mother house
Phases in the institutional history Regelent Groenloch and Styne van Griet made their house available to accommodate the Sisters of the Common Life (1397). Hendrik Addaman and Geese Bloemenaer later did the same (1398).
Date of transition to secular management
Date of dissolution 1604
Additional remarks
Extant memorial objects and/or texts concerning memoria
Memorial objects
Text carriers
Type of extant material extant manuscripts and printed books
Storage slightly spread
Short description of the material Manuscripts: (Stooker and Verbeij): 1340-1341. Also in Zutphen, RegA and Amsterdam, UB.
Holding institution(s)
Name Universiteitsbibliotheek Leiden
Settlement Leiden, Zuid-Holland, NL
Additional remarks
Type of extant material institution archive/archival material
Short description of the material RegA Zutphen: OA (Oud Archief) Zutphen- 0209.
Holding institution(s)
Name Regionaal Archief Zutphen
Settlement Zutphen, Gelderland, NL
Additional remarks
  • Doornink-Hoogenraad, M.M., Adamanshuis. Een zusterhuis van de moderne devotie in Zutphen (Zutphen 1983)
  • Schoengen, M., Monasticon Batavum II De Augustijnsche orden, benevens de broeders en zusters van het gemeene leven (Amsterdam 1941), 218

Building history

General date of construction <1500
Church or chapel(s)
Name Zutphen, Adamanshuis
Date of foundation 1397
Date of consecration
Short history of the building stages 1415: Construction of the chapel. 1443: (Re)construction of the refectory. <1500: The still extant monastery buildings were constructed in the fifteenth century. Most of them were heavily reconstructed over the years. 1985: Restoration of the complex.
Additional remarks
Burial ground
Date of consecration
Date of clearance
Extant building remnants
Additional remarks After the Reformation, the monastery buildings were used for a wide range of purposes. The chapel currently functions as an office.
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