Autreppes

Autreppes is a French commune in the department of Aisne in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France and in the natural region of Thiérache.

Autreppes
The Town Hall
Location of Autreppes
Autreppes
Autreppes
Coordinates: 49°54′15″N 3°51′24″E
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentAisne
ArrondissementVervins
CantonVervins
IntercommunalityThiérache du Centre
Government
  Mayor (2014-2020) Paul Basse
Area
1
6.78 km2 (2.62 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
183
  Density27/km2 (70/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
02040 /02580
Elevation117–201 m (384–659 ft)
(avg. 121 m or 397 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Geography

Autreppes is located some 35 km east by north east of Saint-Quentin and 15 km west of Hirson. It can be accessed by the D31 road running from Saint-Algis in the west through the heart of the commune and the village and continuing east to Etreaupont. There are also many country roads covering the commune and accessing it from all directions. The commune consists entirely of farmland.[2]

The Oise river traverses the northern part of the commune from east to west. Only one stream flows into it from the north in the commune.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2]

History

The area was called Altripia in 876. Autreppes was part of the former royal estate given to the Abbey of Saint-Denis in 915. Then the village of Autreppes became a lordship until the French Revolution. In 1790 the commune was part of the Canton of Marly in the district of Vervins but in 1801 became part of the Canton of Vervins in the Arrondissement of Vervins.

Administration

List of Successive Mayors of Autreppes[3]

FromToNamePartyPosition
20012003Jean Sauvage
20032008Jean BasseDVG
2008PresentPaul BasseDVG

(Not all data is known)

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006175    
2007180+2.9%
2008184+2.2%
2009186+1.1%
2010187+0.5%
2011184−1.6%
2012180−2.2%
2013177−1.7%
2014178+0.6%
2015179+0.6%
2016179+0.0%

Culture and heritage

Civil heritage

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

  • A Schoolteacher's House at 10 Rue Bernard-Lefèvre (1823)[4]
  • A Railway Station at Rue du Gîte (1909)[5]
  • A Spinning Mill at 13 Rue Jean-Pierre-Lefèvre (1850)[6]
  • A House at 4 Rue Jean-Pierre-Lefèvre (1804)[7]
  • The Town Hall / School at Place de la Mairie (1879)[8]
  • A Farmhouse at 24 Rue de Vervins (1865)[9]
Other sites of interest
  • The Axe Vert (Green Axis) is a hiking trail built on the old Guise-Hirson railway trackbed which forms part of the GR 122 walking trail.

Religious heritage

The commune has two religious buildings that are registered as historical monuments:

  • A former Presbytery (1778)[10]
  • The Parish Church of Saint-Hilaire (1632)[11][12] The Church contains many items that are registered as historical objects:
    • A Rock Frame (18th century)[13]
    • A Chasuble, Stole, Maniple, and a Chalice cover (19th century)[14]
    • An Altar Painting: Assumption (16th century)[15]
    • A Painting: Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple (17th century)[16]
    • A Reliquary Cross of Saint Hilaire of Poitiers (1758)[17]
    • A Cross: Christ on the Cross (18th century)[18]
    • A Confessional Door (18th century)[19]
    • A Statue: Virgin and child called Our Lady of Victories (19th century)[20]
    • A Funeral Cross for François Demarle (1814)[21]
    • A Tabernacle (17th century)[22]
    • A set of 2 Consoles (18th century)[23]
    • A set of 6 Stained glass windows of people (1961)[24]
    • A Stained glass window: Saint Augustin (Bay 7) (19th century)[25]
    • A set of 4 Pews (18th century)[26]
The Church Picture Gallery
Other religious sites of interest

Notable people linked to the commune

  • Bernard and Jean-Pierre Lefèvre - two young people killed during the war in Algeria. The two main streets of the commune are named after them.

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 IA02000421 Schoolteacher's House at 10 Rue Bernard-Lefèvre (in French)
    5. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA02000419 Schoolteacher's House at Rue du Gîte (in French)
    6. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA02000426 Spinning Mill at 13 Rue Jean-Pierre-Lefèvre (in French)
    7. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA02000417 House at 4 Rue Jean-Pierre-Lefèvre (in French)
    8. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA02000418 Town Hall / School at Place de la Mairie (in French)
    9. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA02000423 Farmhouse at 24 Rue de Vervins (in French)
    10. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA02000420 Presbytery (in French)
    11. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA02000409 Parish Church of Saint-Hilaire (in French)
    12. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00115514 Parish Church of Saint-Hilaire (in French)
    13. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02001419 Rock Frame (in French)
    14. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02001381 Chasuble, Stole, Maniple, and a Chalice cover (in French)
    15. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02001380 Altar Painting: Assumption (in French)
    16. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02001372 Painting: Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple (in French)
    17. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02001371 Reliquary Cross of Saint Hilaire of Poitiers (in French)
    18. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02001370 Cross: Christ on the Cross (in French)
    19. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02001369 Confessional Door (in French)
    20. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02001368 Statue: Virgin and child called Our Lady of Victories (in French)
    21. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02001367 Funeral Cross for François Demarle (in French)
    22. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02001366 Tabernacle (in French)
    23. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02001365 Set of 2 Consoles (in French)
    24. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02001364 Set of 6 Stained glass windows of people (in French)
    25. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02001363 Stained glass window: Saint Augustin (Bay 7) (in French)
    26. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02001362 Set of 4 Pews (in French)
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