Dieleghem Abbey

Jette, Belgium

Dieleghem Abbey was founded in 1095 by the Bishop of Cambrai and administered by Augustinian canons. In 1140, the abbey’s monks switched to the rules of the Premonstratensian order. In the 13th century, the abbey now called Dieleghem possessed half of the commune’s territory and played an important social and economic role until the French Revolution. In November 1796, the Canons Regular were evicted and deported to an island off the shores of Brittany.

The abbey was looted and subsequently destroyed, sparing only the abbot's residence. The former residence of the abbot now houses the collections of the museum of the County of Jette.

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Founded: 1095
Category: Religious sites in Belgium

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maya bosmans (17 months ago)
Hilde Meert (19 months ago)
Mooie locatie voor diverse evementen of voorstellingen
brigitte deblaeser (2 years ago)
Patrimoine de jette mais on y fait un tas de choses concerts expo
HENRI HOORENS (2 years ago)
Magnifique endroit que j'ai l'occasion de découvrir à l'occasion de la présentation de la liste du MR et l'exposition de bandes dessinées.
Philippe Generet (3 years ago)
Magnifique salle de réception ou de concert lyrique
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