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(canton of Montebourg, Manche)

Church of St Julien

    The church of Saint-Julien of Urville-Bocage has a simple ground plan; a nave extended by a choir with flat chevet abutting the north wall. It dates in the main from the 13th century. A number of Romanesque elements have however been retained: the portal of the east façade and the portal of the south wall of the choir whose tympanum is ornamented with a centaur hunting a deer with a bow and arrow. The theme of the centaur (Sagittarius) hunting the deer is also found on a relief in Savigny near Coutances.


- Dictionnaire des églises de France, Robert Laffont, Paris, 1968, T. IVb, p. 182