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Description - Monastery

Mariënwaard, Premonstratenzers in Beesd, Gelderland, NL

MeMO institution ID and name
MeMO institution ID 830
Name (Dutch) Mariënwaard, Premonstratenzers
Name (English) Marienwaard Abbey, Premonstratensians
Patron saint(s)
  • Our Lady
Additional remarks
Location (according to current geography)
Province Gelderland, NL - Netherlands
Settlement Beesd
Coordinates 144/433A
Diocese before 1559 Utrecht
Diocese after 1559 Utrecht
Parish Beesd
Date of foundation ca.1128
Founder(s) or main benefactor(s)
Religious order
Type of religious order Premonstratensian (Norbertine)
Associated with
Type of institution men
Mother house
Name of the mother house
Phases in the institutional history In 1573, the Premonstratensians are evacuated and take refuge with the canons of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre in Culemborg. In 1575 they return.
Date of transition to secular management
Date of dissolution 1580
Additional remarks
Extant memorial objects and/or texts concerning memoria
Memorial objects
Text carriers
  • Bavel, B.J. van, Goederenverwerving en goederenbeheer van de abdij Mariënweerd (1129-1592) (Hilversum 1993)
  • Maris, A.J., De reformatie der geestelijke en kerkelijke goederen in Gelderland, in het bijzonder in het Kwartier van Nijmegen (The Hague 1939), 214-228
  • Schoengen, M., Monasticon Batavum II De Augustijnsche orden, benevens de broeders en zusters van het gemeene leven (Amsterdam 1941), 29
Links

Building history

General date of construction <1150
Church or chapel(s)
Burial ground
Location
Date of consecration
Date of clearance
Extant building remnants
Demolition 1567
Additional remarks The monastery was plundered multiple times during the fifteenth and sixteenth century. After the last destruction during the Dutch Revolt, the complex was not rebuilt. Nothing remains, and archaeological excavations have not yet been carried out. The location is nowadays marked by a manor with a park.
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