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Priory chapel of Notre-Dame-de-Moutiers

    The priory of Notre-Dame-de-Moutiers was founded in 1109 with a collection of donations by the lord of the region, Hélie de Cagny, to the abbey of Troarn, but there was no real organisation in terms of management of these assets until 1173-1178.
The priory chapel is isolated from the village and remains in the courtyard of a farm which followed in the position of the priory building. Neither its state of dilapidation or the restorations of the 19th century have significantly altered the sober and sparse style characteristic of these rural establishments. It dates form the second third of the 12th century.


- Musset, Lucien. " Deux prieurés romans en péril : Cagny et Noron l’Abbaye ", dans Art de Basse-Normandie, n038, été 1965, p.25-26
- Musset, Lucien. - Normandie romane, I, Basse-Normandie, Zodiaque, La Pierre-Qui-Vire, 1987, ph. 3O-31