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Banville
Banville, puits couvert
A covered well in Banville
Coat of arms of Banville
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Bayeux
Canton Courseulles-sur-Mer
Intercommunality Seulles Terre et Mer
Area
1
4.68 km2 (1.81 sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
14038 /14480
Elevation 2–53 m (6.6–173.9 ft)
(avg. 25 m or 82 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Banville is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region of north-western France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Banvillais or Banvillaises.

Geography

Banville is located in the Bessin area some 3 km south-west of Courseulles-sur-Mer and 5 km east of Crépon. Access to the commune is by the D12 road from Graye-sur-Mer in the north which passes through the village and continues south-west to Tierceville. The D112A goes west from the village to Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer. The commune is mostly farmland but with a significant sized residential area.

The Seulles river forms the entire eastern border of the commune as it flows north to the English Channel at Courseulles-sur-Mer.

Neighbouring communes and villages

History

During the invasion of Normandy Banville was located within 3 kilometres of Juno Beach (Mike sector), the landing zone for Canadian troops. The village was liberated on the 6 June 1944 by the Royal Winnipeg Rifles.

Demography

In 2010 the commune had 657 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of communes with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger communes that have a sample survey every year.

Population - Municipality code 14038
Population of Banville

Culture and heritage

Lavoir Banville
Remains of the Lavoir
Camp Romain Banville
The remains of the Roman Camp
Camp Burette Banville
An Underground living cave in the Roman camp

Civil heritage

The commune has many buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments:

  • The Reviers Bridge (17th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg
  • The Hervot Farmhouse at 12 rue du Bout du Haut (1913)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg
  • A Farmhouse at 25 Rue du Camp Romain (18th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg
  • A Notable's House at 8 Rue du Marché (18th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg
  • A Lavoir (Public laundry) at Route de Reviers (19th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg
  • A Chateau (1545)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg
  • A Girls' Primary School (19th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg
  • The old Town Hall (19th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg
  • The Village (Neolithic)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg
  • Houses (18th-19th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg
Other sites of interest
  • The Roman Camp of La Burette.

Religious heritage

The commune has several religious buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments:

  • A Presbytery at 10 Rue du Bout du Haut (18th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg
  • A Calvary at Route de Courseulles-Sur-Mer (1912)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg
  • The Parish Church of Saint-Lo (18th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg

The Church contains many items that are registered as historical objects:

  • A Stole (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg
  • A Ciborium (18th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg
  • A Monstrance (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg
  • A Way of the Cross (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg
  • A Chalice with Paten (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg
  • 3 Processional Banners (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg
  • A Painting: Nativity (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg
  • A Statue: Virgin and child (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg
  • A Statue: Saint Nicolas de Bari (18th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg
  • A Cross: Christ on the Cross (18th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg
  • 2 banks of Stalls (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg
  • A Paschal Candlestick (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg
  • A Rood beam (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg
  • A Baptismal font (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg
  • A set of 7 Stained glass windows: Seven Sacrements (1959)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg
  • A set of 6 Stained glass windows (1959)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg
  • The Furniture in the ChurchLogo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg

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