Summary Page: Former House
Name: Aftholderbach, B.M.V.
Circary at the Time: Westphalia
Years of Activity: before 1222
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Monasticon Praemonstratense (I, Pars I, p. 267)
Approximate modern location: Eight kilometers north of Schönau lies the town of Nastätten; and two kilometers northeast of Nastätten is Aftholderbach (Taunus; Rhein-Lahn-Kreis). Miehlen is northwest of Aftholderbach.
Comments: Some authors think that before 1222, women Norbertines were at this location. From 1222 there was a monastery for Cistercian nuns here until 1544. Today there are three big farms at this location - nothing remains of the former monastery.
Elm-Number [See below]: None
* This listing (and the numbers, with a few adjustments after 1995) is based on the map contained in Kaspar Elm's Norbert von Xanten: Adliger, Ordensstifter, Kirchenfürst, Wienand Verlag, Köln, 1984, page 328-329.