Mortemer, Seine-Maritime

Mortemer is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in northern France.

Mortemer
Location of Mortemer
Mortemer
Mortemer
Coordinates: 49°45′06″N 1°33′04″E
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentSeine-Maritime
ArrondissementDieppe
CantonNeufchâtel-en-Bray
IntercommunalityCC Bray-Eawy
Government
  MayorDaniel Van Hulle
Area
1
8.94 km2 (3.45 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
83
  Density9.3/km2 (24/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
76454 /76270
Elevation128–230 m (420–755 ft)
(avg. 151 m or 495 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Geography

Mortemer is a small forestry and farming village situated in the valley of the river Eaulne in the Pays de Bray, some 23 miles (37 km) southeast of Dieppe at the junction of the D7, D36 and the D929 roads. The A29 autoroute passes through the territory of the commune.

History

It was the site of the battle of Mortemer in February 1054 and was a defeat for Henry I of France when he led an army against his vassal, William the Bastard, Duke of Normandy in 1054.

This village is possibly the source of the medieval family name of Mortimer. The nature of the family's relations confused Robert of Torigni, one of the authors of the Gesta Normannorum Ducum. He claims that Roger of Mortemer was the brother of "William, later to be Earl of Surrey". But possibly Robert missed out a generation, as he did in dealing with the family history of the Montgomerys.[2]

Population

Population history
1962196819751982199019992006
136139110124121107109
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest

  • The church of St.Martin, dating from the eighteenth century.
  • Ruins of a twelfth-century Cistercian abbey.
  • Ruins of the donjon of the twelfth-century castle.

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. The Gesta Normannorum Ducum of William of Jumièges and Robert of Torigni, edited and translated by M. C. Van Houts, Clarendon Press Oxford, 1995.


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