Summary Page:  Former House

Name: Mariengaarde, B.M.V. and S. Joann. Evang.

Circary at the Time: Frisia

Years of Activity: 1163-1576

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Map:  Click Here (Source:  MapQuest  http://www.mapquest.com)

Monasticon Praemonstratense (II, 210)

Approximate modern location:  North of Leeuwarden, near the seashore, not far west of Hallum, in the province of Frisia.  

Elm-Number [See below]: 46*

Other Comments:

Mr. Pieter van der Meulen, a descendant of individuals living on property which once was part of Mariengaarde, has corresponded with this website.  He tells of his father working on a drainage project in the area, and discovering old grave vaults and cellars.  The extant barn on the property still has some paving stones from one of the abbey barns.  He says "Indeed, a small memorial has been erected on the site using 12th century bricks from the abbey. "


* 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, Kirchenfuerst, Wienand Verlag, Koeln, 1984, page 284-285.