Dalheim
Community ID
 
1359
 
Town
 
Büren
 
Diocese
 
Paderborn
 
Dedication
 
S. Mary; in 1429, S. Peter and S. Antony
 
Date Founded
 
1264 (circa)
 
Date Terminated
 
1369-1429 for female community; final dissolution, 1803
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine / Augustinian (?); 1429 Augustinian (male)
 
Foundation Information
 

The convent was founded for Benedictine nuns by the bishop of Paderborn, Bernhard IV (1227-1247). Circa 1380 the convent was destroyed and abandoned. In 1429 it was reestablished with Augustinian men and in 1803 it was finally dissolved. According to Kramer, this was a community of Augustinian women from circa 1264-1369 and a community of Augustinian canons from 1452-1803.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

The archives are in the Staatarchiv in Münster. The majority of remaining literary works appear to correspond to the community's period as a house for Augustinian canons,i.e. most date to the fifteenth century. These literary works are preserved in the Staatsbibliothek Preußischer Kulturbesitz, in the University library in Bonn and in the Bistumsarchiv in Trier.

 
Secondary Sources
 

Monasticon Westfaliae.Handschriftenerbe des Deutschen Mittelalters, vol. 1, p. 160.
RICHTER, Preußen und die Paderborner Klöster und Stifter, (Paderborn, 1905).

 
Admin. Notes
 

more research necessary

 
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Date Started
 
1264
 
Date Finished
 
1369
 
Length
 
1035