Summary Page: Former House
Name: Guizance, S. Wilfrid
Circary at the Time: Anglia Borealis
Years of Activity: 1147-52; 1216 - 1567
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Monasticon Praemonstratense: (II, 56)
Approximate modern location: In the location called Brainshaugh nowadays, also spelled Guyszance, southwest of Amble, Northumbria.
Elm-Number [See below]: None.*
Other Comments: Parthenon, dependent on Alnwick. One of the most superb examples of a medieval Parthenon left in the entire repetoire of Order houses. Located in a pasture on private property near a river, it perfectly preserves the original positioning, wall structures and rural surroundings of such houses. The landowners have transformed the courtyard of the Parthenon into a family cemetery, very fittingly preserving its tradition of 'hallowed ground'.
* 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.