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Dubious or Uncertain House / Site
Mis-Attributed House

Name:  Wulpen

Circary at the Time: Brabant

Years of Activity:  1277 - (?)

Map:  Click Here (Source:  © MapQuest

Monasticon Praemonstratense (II, 352)

Approximate modern location: Western Flanders.  

Elm-Number [See below]: None.*

Other Comments: A tradition holds that a monastery of our order on the island of "Wulpen" was consumed by flood in the 13th century.  This island cannot be located and the house probably never existed.  The tradition is probably a combination of stories concerning flooding in the Netherlands.  It is more likely that there was a hermitage in the village of Wulpen in Western Flanders, attached somehow to the nearby abbey of St. Niklaas in Veurne (a bit to the south-southwest). 

* 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.