Summary Page:  Former House

Name: Oleboch

Circary at the Time: Polonia

Years of Activity: n/a

Gallery: (none)

Map:  None.  This name may be a confusion of several possible locations (see below).

Monasticon Praemonstratense (I, 352)

Approximate modern location: Poland

Elm-Number [See below]: None.*

Comments from Monasticon Praemonstratense: 

A possible confusion with Okebroke, or Dale in Circ. Anglia Medianae.  More likely a corruption of Plock, or perhaps a corruption of the town name of Olkusz, the town by Imbramowice.  Perhaps a hermitage attached to some Polish house.

Comments by Dr. Joanna Szczesna, Catholic University of Lublin, Poland:

While it is entirely possible that this entry in the early Catalogi of the Order could be a mistake, there are other possibilities also.  In Poland at the time of the writing of these early Catalogi, there was definitely a Cistercian nun's cloister in Olobok.  As you can easily imagine, the names Oleboch and Olobok are very similar in both orthography and pronunciation, particularly if the scribe is unfamiliar with Polish!

* 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.