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Town hall

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
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Gérard Houbart
 • 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.


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


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.


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



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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