|Intercommunality||Communauté de communes du Sud-Ouest Amiénois|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||M. François Thiverny|
|• Land1||5.02 km2 (1.94 sq mi)|
|• Population2 Density||290/km2 (740/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||80062 / 80430|
|Elevation||127–201 m (417–659 ft)
(avg. 189 m or 620 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.
|From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.|
Ref: Mireille Louis, 1507, (Bibliothèque National) National Library of France.
Beaucamps was originated during the medieval period as a self-contained village, later becoming a military holding of the LeVieux princes of Yvetot. The town preserves today some remains of the medieval period among then the ruins of the lordship fort-castle and its church built by Benedict monks. There are also other remarkable buildings from the XI's and XII's period, today turned into historical monuments. After the disappearance of the small Kingdom of Yvetot, and the relocation of the Flandrians to Belgium, the region became an agricultural land.
In 1891, Beaucamps-le-Vieux became the provisional terminal of the Somme regional railway, coming from Amiens, then later reaching Aumale in 1901 and eventually Envermeu in 1906. The line closed to passengers in 1940, and to all traffic in 1947. The train station still stands, but is in private ownership.
(All French language)
- Beaucamps-le-Vieux sur le site du Quid
- Localisation de Beaucamps-le-Vieux sur une carte de France et communes limitrophes
- Plan de Beaucamps-le-Vieux sur Mapquest
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