Summary Page:  Former House

Name: Melwood

Circary at the Time:  Anglia Mediana

Years of Activity:  End of the 12th Century

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Map:  Click Here (Source:  © MapQuest

Monasticon Praemonstratense (I, 73)

Approximate modern location:   On the 'Isle of Axholme', west of Hull, south of Crowle, in north-central Britain.  

Elm-Number [See below]: none (see below)

Other Comments:  A priory established by Premonstratensians, later sold to the Carthusian Order.  The Carthusians were among the first persecuted by Henry VIII in his attempts to break with Rome, and St. Augustine Webster and other early martyrs of Henry VIII was from this Carthusian Foundation.  

* 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.