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Coat of arms of Beaubec-la-Rosière
Coat of arms
Beaubec-la-Rosière is located in France
Coordinates: 49°38′47″N 1°31′52″E / 49.6464°N 1.5311°E / 49.6464; 1.5311Coordinates: 49°38′47″N 1°31′52″E / 49.6464°N 1.5311°E / 49.6464; 1.5311
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Dieppe
Canton Gournay-en-Bray
Intercommunality CC 4 rivières
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Roger Decarnelle
Area1 12.97 km2 (5.01 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 460
 • Density 35/km2 (92/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 76060 /76440
Elevation 108–201 m (354–659 ft)
(avg. 158 m or 518 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.

Beaubec-la-Rosière is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in northern France.


A forestry and farming village in the Pays de Bray, situated some 35 miles (56 km) southeast of Dieppe, at the junction of the D35 and D1314 roads.


Formed by the merger in 1825 of Beaubec-la-Ville, whose original Scandinavian name means ‘’beautiful stream’’ and La Rosière which owes its name to the many reeds of the wetlands. The rivers Epte and Andelle have their source nearby. Founded in 1127 by Hughes de Gournay, the abbey of Bellus-Beccus housed the relics of St Helier, martyred in Jersey in the 6th century. The abbey was destroyed by fire in 1383 and partially rebuilt in the 15th and 18th century. The abbey was looted, sold and demolished during the French Revolution. All that remains are the chapel of St. Ursula and a few traces of the infirmary, the farm and dependencies.


Historical population of Beaubec-la-Rosière
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 519 466 361 328 312 393 460
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest[edit]

  • Traces of a motte at Mont Grippon.
  • The ruins of the ancient abbey.
  • A thirteenth-century stone cross, 5m in height.
  • The church of the Holy Trinity, dating from the nineteenth century.
  • A thirteenth-century chapel.
  • The church of La Rosière, dating from the thirteenth century.

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