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Dubious or Uncertain House / Site

Name: S. Etienne a Arnes, Annuntiation of the B.M.V.

Circary at the Time: Lotharingia

Years of Activity:  1141/45 - saec. 16

Approximate modern location: Cant. de Machault, Arr. de Vouziers, Dep des Ardennes.

Map:  Click Here (Source:  © MapQuest

Monasticon Praemonstratense: (III, 116) 

Elm-Number [See below]: None.*

Other Comments: Priory of Belval founded by Samson, Archbishop of Reims.  Prosperous in its first centuries, by the 16th it was poor and the Canons no longer resided there.  By 1692 it was in ruins. 

* 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.