Bancigny

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

Bancigny
The church of Bancigny
Location of Bancigny
Bancigny
Bancigny
Coordinates: 49°48′05″N 4°02′04″E
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentAisne
ArrondissementVervins
CantonVervins
IntercommunalityThiérache du Centre
Government
  Mayor (2018-2020) Christine Foulon
Area
1
3.32 km2 (1.28 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
26
  Density7.8/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
02044 /02140
Elevation147–216 m (482–709 ft)
(avg. 170 m or 560 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Geography

Bancigny is located some 50 km north-east of Laon and 12 km east by south-east of Vervins. It can be accessed by the D747 road from Plomion in the north-west which then continues east to Jeantes. There is also country road access from west, south, and north. Apart from the village the commune is entirely farmland with no other villages or hamlets.[2]

The commune is traversed by the Huteau stream from east to west north of the village and bordering the Mill Farm north-west of the village.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2]

History

Bancigny was called Bancegnies on a map dated 1205 and at that time the area was a lordship. The Bancigny area was made a County in 1590. During the French Revolution, Bancigny became a commune in the Canton of Plomion in the district of Vervins. In 1801 the commune was transferred to the Canton of Vervins in the Arrondissement of Vervins.

Administration

List of Successive Mayors of Bancigny[3]

FromToNamePartyPosition
20012014André TrochainDVD
20142018Steve Huclin
2018PresentChristine Foulon

(Not all data is known)

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
200525    
200624−4.0%
200722−8.3%
200824+9.1%
200926+8.3%
201028+7.7%
201129+3.6%
201230+3.4%
201329−3.3%
201427−6.9%
201526−3.7%
201626+0.0%

Culture and heritage

Civil heritage

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

  • A Farmhouse at Place de l'Eglise (18th century)[4]
  • A Farmhouse at 2 Route de Jeantes (18th century)[5]
  • A Farmhouse at Le Moulin (1808)[6]
  • A Mill and Farmhouse at Le Moulin (1925)[7]

Religious heritage

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

  • The Fortified Church of Saint-Nicolas (16th century).[8] The symmetry of the two towers can no longer be seen as the upper part of each defence tower was leveled in the period 1900-1905 as evidenced by postcards of the period.[9][10] The Church contains two items that are registered as historical objects:
    • A Group Sculpture: Christ on the Cross between the Virgin and Saint John (16th century)[11]
    • A Baptismal font (12th century)[12]

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 IA02000463 Farmhouse at Place de l'Eglise (in French)
    5. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA02000461 Farmhouse at 2 Route de Jeantes (in French)
    6. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA02000460 Farmhouse at Le Moulin (in French)
    7. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA02000462 Mill and Farmhouse at Le Moulin (in French)
    8. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00115516 Church of Saint-Nicolas (in French)
    9. Old Postcard
    10. Gallery of old Postcards (in French)
    11. Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000066 Group Sculpture: Christ on the Cross between the Virgin and Saint John (in French)
    12. Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000065 Baptismal font (in French)
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