Part of Malherbe-sur-Ajon
|Canton||Les Monts d'Aunay|
|5.63 km2 (2.17 sq mi)|
|• Density||78/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||84–184 m (276–604 ft) |
(avg. 141 m or 463 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
The inhabitants of the commune are known as Bannevillais or Bannevillaises.
Banneville-sur-Ajon is located some 20 km south-west of Caen and 7 km south-east of Villers-Bocage. Access to the commune is by the D121A from Saint-Agnan-le-Malherbe in the south which passes through the centre of the commune and the village and continues north to join the D8. The D171 from Landes-sur-Ajon to Préaux-Bocage passes through the north-east of the commune. Apart from the village there are the hamlets of La Fêterie in the south and Gournay in the north. The commune is almost all farmland.
The Ajon river flows through the commune from south-east to north-west continuing to join the Odon south-west of Le Locheur. The Orgeuil river rises in the south of the commune and flows north-east through the length of the commune to join the Ajon. The Ruisseau de la Rette flows from the south to join the Orgeuil.
In 2012 the commune had 383 inhabitants.
|Source: EHESS and INSEE|
Sites and monuments
- The Chapel of Saint-Clair (13th century) is registered as an historical monument. The church is built on a simple rectangular plan. On the tympanum of the south portal there is a figure in bas-relief of Saint Samson on his throne, and inside is a statue of Saint Clair.
- The Church of Saint-Melaine is in neo-Gothic style from the late 19th century.
- A replica of the grotto of Lourdes was built at a place called Le Village at the end of the Second World War.
Chapel Picture Gallery
The Chapel of Saint Clair
A Detail in the Chapel
Detail on the Chapel
The door handle of the Chapel
- Téléchargement du fichier d'ensemble des populations légales en 2019, INSEE
- Arrêté préfectoral 9 December 2015 (in French)
- Inhabitants of Calvados (in French)
- Google Maps
- Albert Dauzat and Charles Rostaing, Etymological Dictionary of place names in France, Larousse, Paris, 1963 (in French)
- René Lepelley, Etymological Dictionary of names of communes in Normandy, Éditions Charles Corlet, Condé-sur-Noireau, 1996, BnF 36174448w, p. 58 (in French)
- List of Mayors of France (in French)
- Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Banneville-sur-Ajon, EHESS (in French).
- Populations légales 2012, INSEE
- Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00111031 Chapel of Saint-Clair (in French)