|• Mayor (2008–2020)||Patrice Nosley|
|20.11 km2 (7.76 sq mi)|
|• Density||6.9/km2 (18/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|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 inhabitants of the commune are known as Balnotiers or Balnotières.
Balnot-la-Gramnge is located some 35 km south by south-east of Troyes and 22 km north-east of Tonnerre. Part of the southern border is the departmental border between Aube and Yonne. Access to the commune is by road D84 from Chesley in the west which passes through the village and continues north-east to Arrelles. The D34 from Maisons-lès-Chaource to Villiers-le-Bois passes through the west of the commune. The D125 comes from Bragelogne-Beauvoir in the south-east and passes through the village continuing north-west to join the D34 in the commune. The D17 from Pargues to Bagneux-la-Fosse passes through the north-eastern corner of the commune. The commune is mostly farmland with some forests west of the village.
The Marve river flows through the commune and the village from the south and continues north until it joins the Hozain near La Chapelle-d'Oze.
Until the 16th century Balnot had only a barn - i.e. a farm belonging to the Abbey of Quincy. When the Abbey could not reclaim this ruined barn it decided to break up the land and, according to an agreement in 1518, made a gift to every person wishing to settle there. The donation consisted of an arpent to build a house and outbuildings through a censive for the dwelling, a royalty for the fireplace, and the right to cultivate the land. New residents received the right to use the woods and a pond belonging to the abbey and, in addition, to earn release from serfdom. It was stipulated that the people could not assemble without the authorization of the abbot.
In 1775 the French economist Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours recommended three levels of assembly:
- the municipalities of the parish;
- the municipalities of the arrondissement or election of the district;
- the municipalities of the province.
The Royal settlement of 23 June 1787 required that each election be divided into six electoral arrondissements. That law was randomly applied and so the election of Bar-sur-Aube was divided into twelve arrondissements including that of Balnot-la-Grange. Its existence was brief as it served as an electoral boundary for only one vote.
(Not all data is known)
In 2010 the commune had 139 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.[Note 1]
Sites and monuments
The current Malassise Farm is a former mansion from the 16th century.
The Parish Church of the Nativity of Saint Vierge contains many items that are registered as historical objects:
- A Bust-Reliquary: Saint Bishop (17th century)
- Statues (18th century)
- Stained glass window: Tree of Jesse (16th century)
- A Bronze Bell (1737)
- 3 Holy Oil Ampules (19th century)
- A Ciborium (18th century)
- 3 Chalices with Patens (19th century)
- A Confessional (18th century)
- A Stall with desk (18th century)
- A Tombstone for Charles-Antoine Andras (1776)
- An Altar, Retable, and Painting: Notre-Dame de la Salette (19th century)
- A Sarcophagus
- A Baptismal font (16th century)
- A Painting: Saint Nicolas (1843)
- The main Altar, Retable, and Tabernacle (16th century)
- The Furniture in the Church
- Balnot-la-Grange on Lion1906
- Balnot-la-Grange on Google Maps
- Balnot-la-Grange on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute (IGN) website (in French)
- Balnot-la-Grange on the 1750 Cassini Map
- Balnot-la-Grange on the INSEE website (in French)
- INSEE (in French)
Notes and references
- At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by Law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 Archived 6 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine, 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 on 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.
- Inhabitants of Aube (in French)
- Google Maps
- List of Mayors of France (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM10004845 Bust-Reliquary: Saint Bishop (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM10004844 Virgin and child PM10004843 Saint Edme PM10004842 Saint Denis PM10004841 Christ on the Cross IM10013614 Saint Marguerite (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM10000122 Stained glass] window: Tree of Jesse] (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10013627 Bronze Bell (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10013626 3 Holy Oil Ampules (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10013625 Ciborium (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10013624 Chalice with Paten IM10013623 Chalice with Paten IM10013622 Chalice with Paten (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10013621 Confessional (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10013620 Stall with Desk (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10013619 Tombstone for Charles-Antoine Andras (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10013618 Altar, Retable, and Painting: Notre-Dame de la Salette (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10013617 Sarcophagus (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10013616 Baptismal font (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10013615 Painting: Saint Nicolas (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10013534 Main Altar, Retable, and Tabernacle (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10013976 Furniture in the Church (in French)
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