The church in Saint-Manvieu-Norrey
|Intercommunality||CU Caen la Mer|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Patrice Colbert|
|8.28 km2 (3.20 sq mi)|
|• Density||250/km2 (640/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||59–91 m (194–299 ft) |
(avg. 82 m or 269 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
The town was liberated on June 26, 1944 by Scottish troops from the Lowland Infantry Brigade's 44th Infantry from the Scottish 15th Infantry Division after fierce fighting against SS4 troops.
As part of the Raymond Marcellin plan to reduce the number of municipalities, the commune of Norrey-en-Bessin (228 inhabitants in 19683), merged with that of Saint-Manvieu (611 inhabitants5) on July 1, 19726. The mayors of the Mrs. Degasteblet for Norrey and Mr. Imhof for Saint-Manvieu.
The commune was formed in 1972, with the merger of the two former communes of Norrey-en-Bessin and Saint-Manvieu.
Concerning the merged commune, the locality is attested in the form Norreis in 1198 The toponym would come from the Latin nucarium, "walnut".
In 1926, the name of Bessin is deputy in the name of the commune.
The gentile is Manorey.
- Manoir de la Mare today hosting a traditionalist Catholic high school13. Built in the seventeenth century by Pierre le Marchand in a typical style of Bessin architecture, it is listed as a historical monument since August 30, 2000
- Notre-Dame-des-Labours Church of Norrey-en-Bessin (11th century), listed as a historical monument since 1840
- The old church Saint-Manvieu, located in the cemetery, built in the thirteenth century, rebuilt in the seventeenth century. The seigniorial chapel is listed as a historic monument since January 24, 1918 and the choir is inscribed since May 16, 1927, as was the bell tower destroyed in 1944
- Castle Marcelet, eighteenth century.
- Saint-Manvieu Church (20th century, Reconstruction).
The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the censuses of the population carried out in the commune since 1793. From 2006, the legal populations of the communes are published annually by INSEE. The census is now based on an annual collection of information, successively covering all municipal territories over a period of five years. For municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants, a census survey of the entire population is carried out every five years, while the legal populations of the intermediate years are estimated by interpolation or extrapolation. For the municipality, the first comprehensive census within the framework of the new system was carried out in 2006
- "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
- Albert Dauzat et Charles Rostaing, Dictionnaire étymologique des noms de lieux en France, (Paris, Larousse, 1963)
- Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui, « Notice communale - Norrey-en-Bessin » [archive], sur EHESS [archive], École des hautes études en sciences sociales (consulté le 25 août 2015)
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