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(canton of Bény-Bocage, Calvados)

Church of Notre-Dame

    The church of Notre-Dame in Sainte-Marie-Laumont is a large-scale cruciform building. It dates overall from the Gothic period despite numerous re-workings in the 17th century. The Romanesque tower dating from the 12th century is located at the crossing of the transept. It is exceptional in its octagonal shape and in the use of different stones (grey granite, pink granite, and Caen stone) creating polychrome effects. Inside the building, under its tower the keystone shows the scene of the Flight into Egypt. This type of historiated vault key is also remarkable for the Romanesque period.


- Caumont, Arcisse (de). - Statistique monumentale du Calvados, Hardel, Caen, 1859, T. II, p. 179 à 185
- Musset, Lucien. - Normandie romane, Zodiaque, La Pierre-Qui-Vire, 1987, T.I, p. 41-42
- Les siècles romans en Basse-Normandie, Art de Basse-Normandie, n° 92, Printemps 1985, p. 125