(canton of Routot, Eure)
Church of St Ouen
church was a dependency of the abbey of Bec.
Its Romanesque nave was significantly re-worked during the 19th century. The
flat chevet choir retains some elements of the 12th century, especially the
capitals, geminate arcatures fully vaulted on the inside and a zigzag decoration
The building is above all remarkable in its tower, probably one of the finest in
Haute-Normandie. This is located at the south end of the edifice, and formed
from a framework of three floors, built in the third quarter of the 12th century.
Its finesse and elegance, although entirely Romanesque, prefigure the gothic
style whose definitive adoption was very close.
- Musset, Lucien. - Normandie
romane, 2. Haute-Normandie, La Pierre-qui-Vire, Zodiaque, 1974, p. 32