Blainville-Crevon

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Blainville-Crevon
City Hall
City Hall
Coat of arms of Blainville-Crevon
Coat of arms
Blainville-Crevon is located in France
Blainville-Crevon
Blainville-Crevon
Coordinates: 49°30′15″N 1°18′07″E / 49.5042°N 1.3019°E / 49.5042; 1.3019Coordinates: 49°30′15″N 1°18′07″E / 49.5042°N 1.3019°E / 49.5042; 1.3019
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Rouen
Canton Buchy
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Moulin d'Ecalles
Government
 • Mayor Jean-Bernard Dupressoir
Area
 • Land1 14.8 km2 (5.7 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Population2 1,130
 • Population2 density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 76100 / 76116
Elevation 83–166 m (272–545 ft)
(avg. 94 m or 308 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.

Blainville-Crevon is a commune in the Seine-Maritime département of the Haute-Normandie region of northern France.

Geography[edit]

A farming village situated by the banks of the river Crevon in the Pays de Caux, some 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Rouen, at the junction of the D12, D7 and the D98 roads.

Toponymy[edit]

Medieval place-name in -ville (from Gallo-Romance VILLA 'farm, estate'). Mentioned as Bleduinvilla in 1050 - 1060. Probably *Bladwinus 'estate, Germanic name *Bladwinus is never recorded, but belongs possibly to the developments of the anthroponymic element blad. A similar name can be recognized in Blainville-sur-l'Eau (Villa Bladini 10th century) 'the estate of Bladinus '[1]

Crevon is a former parrish (Chevron 1068 - 76, Kevron 13th century, Quevron → 16th). Crevon is the metathesis of the Norman Quevron, that is chevron 'beam' in French, that is to say "beam to cross the stream". Now the stream itself is called Crevon. Similar Norman place-name in Manche département Hébécrevon, with personal name Hébert < Herbert.[2]

History[edit]

It appeared for the first time in a charter by William the Conqueror referring to the Clères family feudal motte. Becoming the possession of the Mauquenchy family, Blainville, became a true fortress and was subsequently confiscated by the English at the beginning of the Hundred Years War and again in 1435.Later it became the possession of Jean d'Estouteville, who restored the castle and founded the college. During the French reconquest of Normandy, Henry IV held a council of war at Blainville castle on the eve of the fall of Rouen. The last owners, the Colbert-Seignelay family, demolished the old castle and built a chateau. The Chateau de Blainville was completely razed during the French Revolution.

Around 1820, the two neighbouring villages of St-Arnoult and Crevon were joined with Blainville to become Blainville-Crevon.
It is a village of art, culture and history. A festival of world music named "Archeo-Jazz" takes place here annually at the end of June, in the ruins of the medieval castle.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Blainville-Crevon
The arms of Blainville-Crevon are blazoned :
Azure, a cross between 20 cross-crosslets (each group of 5 arranged in saltire) argent.



Population[edit]

Historical population of Blainville-Crevon
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2007
Population 484 508 575 797 1096 1113 1130
From the year 1962[3] on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of St.Michel, dating from the 15th century.
  • The ruins of the 13th-century castle of Ac.
  • The château de Mondétour, dating from the 18th century.

People with links to the commune[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ François de Beaurepaire, Les noms des communes et anciennes paroisses de la Seine-Maritime, éditions Picard 1979. p. 45.
  2. ^ Beaurepaire 63
  3. ^ Blainville-Crevon on the Insee website (French)