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Barbery, Calvados

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Country  France
Department  Calvados
Canton  Bretteville-sur-Laize
Area  8.6 km²
Region  Normandy
Arrondissement  Caen
Intercommunality  Cingal
Local time  Thursday 9:39 AM
Barbery, Calvados
Weather  6°C, Wind SW at 19 km/h, 85% Humidity

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


Map of 14220 Barbery, France

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Barberigeois or Barberigeoises.


Barbery is located some 18 km south by south-east of Caen and 10 km east by north-east of Thury-Harcourt. Access to the commune is by the D131 road from Croisilles in the south-west which passes through the heart of the commune and the village before continuing north-east to Urville. The D23 comes from Cesny-Bois-Halbout in the south and passes through the village before continuing north to join Route nationale N158 at Saint-Aignan-de-Cramesnil. The D156A goes south-east from the village to Moulines. The D237 branches off the D131 in the east of the commune and goes south-east to join the D167 east of the commune. Apart from the village there are the hamlets of L'Abbaye, Faverolles, Le Londel, and Le Mesnil Touffray. The commune is entirely farmland.

The Ruisseau du Val Clair rises north of the village and flows north to join the Laize at Bretteville-sur-Laize. The Ruisseau de Corneville also rises north of the village, east of the Ruisseau du Val Clair, and flows north to join the Laize at Les Écluses.


A list of online mapping systems can be displayed by clicking on the coordinates (latitude and longitude) in the top right hand corner of this article. None of these maps, however, show the extent of nor any information on the commune.


During early medieval times Barbery and its abbey were under the control of the de Livet family.

Barbery appears as Barbery on the 1750 Cassini Map and the same on the 1790 version.


List of Successive Mayors

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 729 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 Change (See database)

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)

Civil heritage

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

  • The Petite-Abbaye Industrial Cheese Factory (20th century)
  • Farmhouses (19th century)
  • A Chateau at Mesnil-Aumont (18th century)
  • A Manor/Chateau at Mesnil-Touffray (15th century)
  • The Old Abbey Manor at Faverolles (12th century)
  • Religious heritage

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

  • The old Cistercian Abbey of Notre-Dame of Barbery (12th century) founded by Robert Marmion in 1181.
  • The Parish Church of Saint Peter (13th century). The Church contains many items that are registered as historical objects:
  • Statues (16th-18th century)
  • A green Sofa, Armchair, and 2 Chairs (19th century)
  • A Stoup (16th century)
  • A Baptismal font (16th century)
  • An Altar and Tabernacle (18th century)
  • 4 Stained glass windows (1909/1932)
  • A Presbytery (18th century)
  • The Parish Church of Saint Martin at Mesnil-Touffray (13th century). The Church contains many items that are registered as historical objects:
  • Statues (16th-20th century)
  • A Pulpit (18th century) (destroyed)
  • A Baptismal font (17th century)
  • An Altar, Tabernacle, and Retable (18th century)
  • Tombstones (17th-18th century)
  • A Monument to Charles de Lalongny (1640)
  • References

    Barbery, Calvados Wikipedia

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