Chapter Houses

The Abbey had several houses, so-called chapter houses. Since the resident canons did not have a common household and each had to look after himself, they were provided with a chapter house with the associated pieces of land. In the Fabricatur Puech, a building register, the chapter notary wrote down which house was made available to whom and when. In the oldest preserved Fabricatur Puech from 1593, 9 houses and 3 parsonages (Sillian, Dobbiaco, Villabassa) were initially listed. Later 3 more houses were added.

Via Atto 5
The deanery, residence of the dean, now provost's office. The Fabricatur Puech of 1593 reports that the house, currently inhabited by Mr. Petrus Ryst, is furnished with a black painted table and that in the housekeeper’s chamber there is an old chest.
House at the deanery
Via Atto 3
The name “house at the deanery” suggests that this is the house built onto the west side of the deanery. Other indications would permit the assumption that the house by the deanery corresponds to the granary or to the abbey house.
Old Deanery
Via dei Canonici 1
On the ground floor there is still the former kitchen with barrel vaulting, on the first floor a Gothic fresco and below it a Romanesque light slit. The inventory of 1785 states that the house contains at ground level a small kitchen, a pantry, a cellar with 5 grain containers; and then via a staircase a large and a small parlour, a chamber with a small garret, then over two stairs under the roof a further garret.
St Paul’s Tower
Via dei Canonici 2/3
The southern part of the house is the old part, the northern part was added in the 19th century. The Fabricatur Puech of 1593 states: in the parlour and chamber windows are complete, in the bath by the kitchen there has been made new glass window, the hay barn is rather derelict, but the roof is intact.
House in the vicolo Schuler, “Köck House”
Via Duca Tassilo 12
Until the end of the 16th century it was the residence of the abbey dean. Until 1930 one of the 20 canons of the abbey lived here. The name Köck-House, commonly used among locals, comes from its last inhabitant, Andreas Köck.
House in the vicolo Traner
Via P.P. Rainer 7
Nothing has been preserved from the original shape of the building. The inventory of 1785 states: a small cellar, a kitchen with pantry and two chambers on the ground floor, and two parlours and two chambers on the first floor. Stable and barn also belong to the house.
Platzoller “Rose“
Via Sesto 9
Nothing has been preserved from the original shape of the building. The inventory of 1785 states: the canonical house is commonly called Platzoller. It consists at ground level of a cellar, a kitchen with pantry, on the 1st floor two parlours and two chambers.
Weidach House "Kohler
Via dei Tintori 3
Due to its great distance to the collegiate church, the Weidach House, today called "Kohler House" after one of its owners, was not very popular and was correspondingly poorly maintained. In 1735 the chapter wanted to restore the house, but did not raise the necessary money for the time being.
The Granary
via Atto 2
One of the oldest preserved buildings, originally simply called chapter house. The name granary comes from later times. The eastern part of the house was built in the 8th century, the western part was added in 1384. In the inventory of 1785, the granary is described as a place where grain is stored for the chapter; in two separate sections, what was due to the provost and the dean.
Already in the 12th century the collegiate ran the so-called Latin school on the first floor, which was directed by a canon.
School House " Organist’s House"
Piazza del Magistrato 1
Registered as a schoolhouse since the beginning of the 17th century. Here was the so-called trivial school, the "lower" school, where the Junkmeister, a teacher assistant, taught. The term organist's house derives from the fact that the Junkmeister always also served as an organist.
Sacristan’s House
Via Duca Tassilo 7
Registered in 1609, it became the residence for the sacristan (custos), the school master and his assistant. It was demolished in 1770 and rebuilt somewhat smaller. On the south side gable a relief of the Virgin Mary in ornate stucco frame.