Summary Page:  Former House

Name: Lorsch, St. Nazaire

Circary at the Time: Vadegotia

Years of Activity: 764 (O.S.B.); 1248-1563 (O. Praem.)

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Monasticon Praemonstratense (I, 106)

Approximate modern location: Lorsch, south of Darmstadt, east of Worms, Germany.  

Elm-Number [See below]: 274*

Other Comments:  An ancient Benedictine house, which was given to our Order in 1248.  In 1561 it reverted to Benedictines.  The House burned terribly in 1621, never reconstructed.  Only the Peristyle and part of the Abbey Church remain.  

* 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.