Summary Page:  Former House

Name: Guizance, S. Wilfrid

Circary at the Time: Anglia Borealis

Years of Activity: 1147-52; 1216 - 1567

Gallery:  Click Here

Map: Click Here (Source:  © MapQuest

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.