Auquainville

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Auquainville
The centre of Auquainville
The centre of Auquainville
Auquainville is located in France
Auquainville
Auquainville
Coordinates: 49°03′27″N 0°14′24″E / 49.0575°N 0.24°E / 49.0575; 0.24Coordinates: 49°03′27″N 0°14′24″E / 49.0575°N 0.24°E / 49.0575; 0.24
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Lisieux
Canton Livarot
Intercommunality Pays de Livarot
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Philippe Soetaert
Area
 • Land1 9.56 km2 (3.69 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Population2 307
 • Population2 density 32/km2 (83/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14028 / 14140
Elevation 67–184 m (220–604 ft)
(avg. 250 m or 820 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Auquainville is a French commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region of north-western France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Auquainvillais or Auquainvillaises.[1]

Geography[edit]

Auquainville is located some 10 km south of Lisieux and 13 km west by north-west of Orbec. Access to the commune is by the D149 road which comes from Saint-Martin-de-Mailloc in the north-east and passes south through the commune and the village continuing to Livarot in the south-west. The D64 road comes from Saint-Martin-de-la-Lieue in the north and passes south through the east of the commune to Fervaques. The D135B branches east off the D64 in the commune and joins the D135 just east of the commune. Apart from the village there are the hamlets of La Blondeliere in the west with Le Mollants and Le Maubuisson in the east. The commune is mixed forest and farmland with a particularly large forest to the west of the village (the Bois des Grandes Ventes).[2]

The Touques river passes through the commune from south to north just east of the village and continues north to join the ocean at Trouville-sur-Mer. The Ruisseau de la Marette rises in the commune and flows east into the Touques.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]

History[edit]

In 1831 Auquainville with 456 inhabitants merged with Saint-Aubin-sur-Aquainville with 91 inhabitants which was in the south of the territory.

Administration[edit]

The Town Hall

List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
1983 2014 Raymond Géret Farmer
2014 2020 Philippe Soetaert

(Not all data is known)

Demography[edit]

Auquainville landscape

In 2010 the commune had 307 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 towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]

Evolution of the Population (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
578 507 639 507 456 500 452 454 393
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
374 371 421 388 367 284 330 287 245
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
247 265 239 216 225 207 204 262 223
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
240 213 180 228 249 258 293 307 -

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


Population of Auquainville

Culture and heritage[edit]

Auquainville landscape

Civil heritage[edit]

The commune has a number of buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments:

Religious heritage[edit]

The Church of Saint Aubin
The Church of Notre-Dame

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

  • The Church of Saint Aubin (15th century).Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[7] The church was decommissioned when Saint-Aubin-sur-Auquainville was incorporated into the commune of Auquainville in 1831 and was then used as a burial chapel by the Custine family. The choir with a flat apse indicates the building is from the late Middle Ages. It has a single nave and tower sitting on the western gable. The windows and door have without doubt been re-engineered in the 18th century. Inside, the building has retained all of its former layout. The Church contains many items that are registered as historical objects:
    • The Main Altar, seating, Tabernacle urn, Retable, an Altar Painting: the Agony of Christ in the garden of olives, and 2 Statues of St. Aubin and St. Sebastian (1787)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[8]
    • A Secondary Altar, seating, Retables, and 2 Statues of the Virgin and St. Quentin (18th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[9]
  • The Church of Notre-Dame (15th century).Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[10] The Church contains many items that are registered as historical objects:
    • A Retable (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[11]
    • A Group Sculpture: Education of the Virgin (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[12]
    • A Retable (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[13]
    • A Painting: The Annunciation (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[14]
    • A Retable (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[15]
    • A Tabernacle (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[16]
    • A fragment of Stained glass (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[17]
    • A Painting: The placing in the tomb (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[18]
    • A Painting: The martyrdom of Saint Ursula (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[19]
    • An Altar (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[20]
    • An Altar (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[21]
    • The Altar facing (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[22]
    • The Altar wood carving of the Annunciation (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[23]
  • The Church of Saint Pierre has a number of items that are registered as historical objects:
    • A Stained glass window with a lady's head (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[24]
    • Decorative stained glass (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[25]
    • 2 Stained glass windows: St. John and St. Mark and St. Matthew and St. Luke (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[26]


Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

  • Astolphe Louis Léonor, Marquis de Custine (1790-1857), writer, is buried in the Chapel of Saint-Aubin-sur-Auquainville.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by Law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002, the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" allows, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For communes with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these communes is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force in 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Inhabitants of Calvados (French)
  2. ^ a b c Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France (French)
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00111022 Lortier Manor (French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00111021 Caudemone Manor (French)Camera aabb.svg
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA14000757 Mill for Fullers Earth (French)Camera aabb.svg
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA14000075 Church of Saint Aubin (French)
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM14001194 Main Altar, seating, Tabernacle urn, Retable, an Altar Painting: the Agony of Christ in the garden of olives, and 2 Statues of St. Aubin and St. Sebastian (French)Camera aabb.svg
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM14001195 Secondary Altar, seating, Retables, and 2 Statues of the Virgin and St. Quentin (French)Camera aabb.svg
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00111020 Church (French)Camera aabb.svg
  11. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM14000957 Retable (French)
  12. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM14000956 Group Sculpture: Education of the Virgin (French)
  13. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM14000955 Retable (French)
  14. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM14000954 Painting: The Annunciation (French)
  15. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM14000953 Retable (French)
  16. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM14000952 Tabernacle (French)
  17. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM14000022 Fragment of Stained glass (French)
  18. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM14000021 Painting: The placing in the tomb (French)
  19. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM14000020 Painting: The martyrdom of Saint Ursula (French)
  20. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM14000019 Altar (French)Camera aabb.svg
  21. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM14000018 Altar (French)Camera aabb.svg
  22. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM14000017 Altar facing (French)Camera aabb.svg
  23. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM14000016 Altar wood carving of the Annunciation (French)Camera aabb.svg
  24. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM14005204 Stained glass window with a lady's head (French)Camera aabb.svg
  25. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM14005203 Decorative stained glass (French)
  26. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM14005202 2 Stained glass windows: St. John and St. Mark and St. Matthew and St. Luke (French)Camera aabb.svg