S. Maria Maddalena
Community ID
 
648
 
Town
 
Cellanova (near Fossano)
 
Diocese
 
Fossano
 
Region
 
Piedmont
 
Corporate Status
 
Priory
 
Dedication
 
Has a chapel near Consovero, dedicated to S. Abbendio.
 
Date Founded
 
1227 or earlier -- Giovanni Negri claims a foundation date of 1100
 
Date Terminated
 
1477 (see "Incorporated By," below).
 
Religious Order
 
Cistercian
 
Priveleges & Papal Exemptions
 

Innocent IV takes the house under his protection in 1244.

 
Incorporated By
 

Transferred to Mondavi in 1477

 
Patrons/Benefactors
 

The bishop of asti and some nobles of Fossone give the territory surrounding the convent on the 15th of August, 1375

 
Social Characteristics
 

Noble women of Fossano in the second half of the 14th c.

 
Relative Wealth
 

Not rich

 
Assets/Property
 

Some documents of sale and property transfers exist for the period 1234-1298.

 
Early Documents
 

1234: Prioress Matilda sells some goods

 
Contributors
 
Suzanne Wemple-Kinder
 
Date Started
 
1227
 
Date Finished
 
1477
 
Length
 
425