|• Mayor||Hervé Jolly|
|• Land1||4.57 km2 (1.76 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||39/km2 (100/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||76483 / 76560|
|Elevation||42–142 m (138–466 ft)
(avg. 50 m or 160 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.
The origin of the name is from the Germanic man's name ‘’Odardus’’ and from the Latin ‘’villa’’.
The commune is made up of the union of two hamlets, Oherville, first mentioned in 1240 and Auffray, mentioned in 1040.
The existence of a feudal motte indicates the presence of a medieval castle on the site. The first seigneurs of the place are mentioned in 1170. In the Middle Ages it was a dependency of the Duchy of Longueville. Oherville was a fiefdom under the lordship of Veauville until the 16th century.
The village’s position by the banks of the Durdent river led the construction of a number of mills. These were used for various processes, from grinding corn to the pressing of oil and the production of linen from flax. Traces of some of these mills can still be found.
|The arms of Oherville are blazoned :
Vert, on a bend sinister wavy argent between a trout argent and a garb (of wheat) Or, a mill wheel bendwise sinister in trian aspect proper.
|Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates|
Places of interest
- The church of Notre-Dame, dating from the sixteenth century.
- Auffray manorhouse and its dovecote, dating from the fifteenth century.
- Nonnettes manorhouse, dating from the sixteenth century.
- The remains of the medieval castle.
- The Moulin de Chanterive watermill.
- Oherville on the Quid website (French)
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