Pomayrols is a commune in the Aveyron department in southern France. The commune lies on the southern slope of the high valley of the Lot river, between the cities of Saint-Laurent-d'Olt and Saint-Geniez-d'Olt, its land area is 2,340 hectares. Its northeastern limit touches the department of Lozère with the commune of Trélans, it follows the old track "drailhe", used by the pilgrims of the Way of St. James and is now GR footpath n° 6 which connects Le Puy-en-Velay to Conques. In southeast, from the ravine of the Drop to Puech Grond is used as limit with the commune of Saint-Laurent-d'Olt. In the south, runs the Lot river which goes down from Saint-Laurent-d'Olt; the river is used as border between two different natural areas: mounts of Aubrac in north, large plateaus in the south. In the southwest, the road on right bank of the brook of Bonance borders the commune of Saint-Geniez-d'Olt. In the northwest the commune is separated from that of Aurelle-Verlac by a line which passes under Ginestes, Molière and Fraïssinède.
Names of villages and hamlets located on the territory of the commune in French and Occitan, with translation and origin. Pomayrols,: place with the many apple trees, comes from Latin pomum: apple. Chipole, "at Gipou" place which belongs to Joseph. Vialaneuve,: the new way or new villa, from Latin via: the way. La Bessière,: planted place of birches, from Latin betullus: birch. Le Monna Les Gandalgues La Fage,: clearing of beeches, in Latin fagus/fagea: beech. Bonance Rouveret,: plantation of oaks. Les Vergounhoux,: the vergogneux ones in Latin vergonha: timidity. Lespinasse: where there are thorn-bushes, in Latin spina: spine. Le Flourigués: flowered place, in Latin flor: flower. La Boulesq,: place or house belonging to "Ball". Falguières,: ferns, in Latin filicaria: fern. Les Crouzets,: the small hollows, come from Celtic the kris in popular Latin crosus: hollow. Le Martinesq: place or house which belongs to Martin. La Plagne,: flat place, in Latin planea: plain. Les Pougettes La Bourgade,: the village, comes from Germanic, burg: city.
Les Gandalgues The farms and hamlets located on left bank of the Lot river forming are added part of the parish of Pomayrols: In the commune of Capelle-Bonance: La Prade Pomiès Navechs Le Gibertès Le Laus In the commune of Saint-Geniez-in Olt: Cayzac: place pertaining to "Caïus". The cultivated slopes made place with the wood of oaks or chestnuts intersected with natural meadows. On the heights, the moors of heathers were replaced by vast meadows and fields of cereals. On the commune, since the 1970s, the farmers forsook little by little the slopes with the profit heights easier to exploit. If this change is not without incidences on the quality of surrounding spring waters, at the bottom of the valley on the other hand, this evolution allowed to see developing vast areas with the passing of years where nature took again its rights for the greatest benefit of the flora and fauna. On along the river, this new situation does not make forget the maintenance of the banks in order to reduce the devastators effects of the risings.
To preserve biodiversity in the high valley of the Lot, the area between the cities of Espalion and Saint-Laurent-d'Olt was included in the Natura 2000 network. In Pomayrols, on right bank of the river, the grounds located under the road n° 509 starting from the place known as:"Le Gravas" to the limit of Saint Laurent are indexed by the Général council of Aveyron as a sensitive natural area; this part of the valley which extends on 8 km from banks makes from now on the object of specific contracts and procedures as regards agriculture in order to guarantee the protection of these mediums and to take care of the quietude of the animal species present. Before the French Revolution, the castle and its land had successively belonged to several families of former Nobility. Rights and duties of the lord of the manor of Pomayrols: The Lord of the Manor had on his field the duty to ensure peace and safety for the people. In order to maintain the peace, he had the legal authority, the right to make "the high and low justice".
To show this capacity, he was allowed to draw up one or several Gibbet.. In Pomayrols, the gibbet was located at the cross of the stake. To ensure the safety of the goods and the people, he had to maintain men trained with the use of the weapons; these expenses were financed by the perception of various royalties such as. Because of the scarcity of currency, these taxes were paid either in food products or in day's works; these local taxes resulting from Feudalism would be applied until August 4, 1789. Cayrodes 1261–1408 In 1261, the seigniory belonged to the family of Cayrodes, Pons de Cayrodes was the first of this line. (the pact of marriage of Guillemette the Pons de Cayrodes' sister going back to 1261 is the oldest document which mentions the existence of the castle of
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