Ancienville

Ancienville is a French commune in the department of Aisne in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France.

Ancienville
A general view of Ancienville
Location of Ancienville
Ancienville
Ancienville
Coordinates: 49°13′04″N 3°12′54″E
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentAisne
ArrondissementSoissons
CantonVillers-Cotterêts
IntercommunalityRetz-en-Valois
Government
  Mayor (2014-2020) Alain Desboves
Area
1
3.85 km2 (1.49 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
76
  Density20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
02015 /02600
Elevation72–174 m (236–571 ft)
(avg. 132 m or 433 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Geography

Ancienville is located some 10 km east by south east of Villers-Cotterets and 25 km south-west of Soissons. The commune can be accessed by the D973 road from Villers-Cotterets in the north-west continuing west through the heart of the commune north of the village to Chouy. The D1370 runs south from the D973 and passes through the village continuing south to Noroy-sur-Ourcq. The commune is partly farmland with forests in an arc from the south-west to the north-east.

La Savieres river flows south forming the western border of the commune and continues to join the Ourcq river near Silly-la-Poterie.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2]

Administration

List of Successive Mayors of Ancienville[3]

FromToNamePartyPosition
2001PresentAlain DesbovesDVG

(Not all data is known)

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
200665    
200766+1.5%
200866+0.0%
200970+6.1%
201073+4.3%
201177+5.5%
201278+1.3%
201380+2.6%
201479−1.2%
201577−2.5%
201676−1.3%

Culture and heritage

Civil heritage

The commune has a number of buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments:

  • The Town Hall/School (1841)[4]

Religious heritage

The commune has several religious buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments:

  • A Fountain of devotion to the Virgin (19th century)[5]
  • A Wayside Cross (20th century)[6]
  • The Cross of the Federation Wayside Cross (1790)[7]
  • A Stone Cross (16th century)[8]
  • The Parish Church of Saint-Médard (20th century)[9] The Church contains many items that are registered as historical objects:
    • A Funeral plaque for Jean Charpentier, Priest for Ancienville (1732)[10]
    • A Tombstone for Jean Charpentier, Priest for Ancienville (1732)[11]
    • A Stained Glass window: Nativity, Saint Médard, the adoration of the Magi (16th century)[12]
    • A Bust: Christ (19th century)[13]
    • A Chasuble, Maniple, Chalice cover (19th century)[14]
    • A Chasuble, Stole, and Maniple (18th century)[15]
    • A Statuette from a Processional Staff (19th century)[16]
    • A Parish Processional Staff of Saint Médard (18th century)[17]
    • A Baptismal font (1788)[18]
    • A set of 2 Stained glass windows: Saint Médard, donor, Nativity, and the adoration of the Magi (16th century)[19]
    • A Tombstone (3) (16th century)[20]
    • A Tombstone (2) (16th century)[21]
    • The Furniture in the Church[22]
Gallery of Historical Monuments

Notable People linked to the commune

Charles Joseph Patissier de Bussy-Castelnau, Marquis de Bussy-Castelnau (1718-1785), Governor-General of Pondicherry.

See also

Notes and references

Notes

    References

    1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
    2. Google Maps
    3. List of Mayors of France (in French)
    4. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00066970 Town Hall/School (in French)
    5. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00066973 Fountain of devotion to the Virgin (in French)
    6. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00066971 Wayside Cross (in French)
    7. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00066972 Cross of the Federation Wayside Cross (in French)
    8. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00115501 Stone Cross (in French)
    9. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00066969 Parish Church of Saint-Médard (in French)
    10. Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000018 Funeral plaque for Jean Charpentier, Priest for Ancienville (in French)
    11. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02000502 Tombstone for Jean Charpentier, Priest for Ancienville (in French)
    12. Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000017 Stained Glass window: Nativity, Saint Médard, the adoration of the Magi (in French)
    13. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02000511 Bust: Christ (in French)
    14. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02000510 Chasuble, Maniple, Chalice cover (in French)
    15. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02000509 Chasuble, Stole, and Maniple (in French)
    16. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02000508 Statuette from a Processional Staff (in French)
    17. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02000507 Parish Processional Staff of Saint Médard (in French)
    18. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02000506 Baptismal font (in French)
    19. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02000505 Set of 2 Stained glass windows: Saint Médard, donor, Nativity, and the adoration of the Magi (in French)
    20. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02000504 Tombstone (3) (in French)
    21. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02000503 Tombstone (2) (in French)
    22. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02000501 Furniture in the Church (in French)
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