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Fresnes-Tilloloy

Fresnes-Tilloloy

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Fresnes-Tilloloy
Fresnes-Tilloloy

Coordinates: 49°59′05″N 1°46′05″E / 49.9847°N 1.7681°E / 49.9847; 1.7681Coordinates: 49°59′05″N 1°46′05″E / 49.9847°N 1.7681°E / 49.9847; 1.7681

Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Oisemont
Intercommunality Canton of Oisemont
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Gérard Houbart
Area
 • Land1 3.52 km2 (1.36 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 139
 • Population2 density 39/km2 (100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80354 / 80140
Elevation 89–116 m (292–381 ft)
(avg. 115 m or 377 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Fresnes-Tilloloy (or Fresne-Tilloloy[1]) is a commune in the Somme département in the Picardie region of France.

Geography

The commune is situated 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Abbeville on the D25 road

Population

Historical population of Fresnes-Tilloloy
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 147134130134130137139
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

History

The name is derived from the French for the Linden (Limetree)(fr: tilleul) and the Ash(fr: frêne).[2] and reference to the village (as Fresnum) is mentioned in 1207. Tilloloy was also noted in 1373 as Thillolay[3]
Thilloloy and Fresnes were joined as one commune sometime between 1790 and 1794 as the commune of Fresnes-Thilloloy.

Traces of Gallo-Roman settlement have been found in the area, and the Roman road (the “chaussée de Brunehaut” is nearby[4]

In 1346, Edward III, spent some time here[5]

The commune was occupied from 17 February to the 9th March 1871 by the Germans during the Franco-Prussian War.


Places of interest

  • The Mairie[6] which also houses the school.
  • The medieval church, part demolished and rebuilt in 1860, is dedicated to Saint-Ouen.
  • The cemetery

  • The war memorial

See also

References

  • INSEE

External links

  • Fresne-Tilloloy on the Quid website (French)
  • "joan-of-arc-studies" (English)
  • Historique des Régiments de 1914-18 (French)
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