Summary Page: Former House
Name: Plocko / Plock, S. Maria Magdalena
Circary at the Time: Polonia
Years of Activity: 1160/79-saec.14
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Monasticon Praemonstratense (I, 344)
Approximate modern location: In the city of the same name, Masov district of Poland
Elm-Number [See below]: 374*
This house was never the location for the Cathedral Canons, as has sometimes been asserted by scholars.
We are most grateful to Dr. Joanna Szczesna of the Catholic University of Poland for the following comments: "In Plock, all of the medieval buildings of this cloister were destroyed by the power of nature. They were erected high on a bluff along the Vistula, but the river bank suddenly collapsed, taking the buildings with them. The surviving nuns were then removed to another house."
* 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.