Conchil-le-Temple

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Conchil-le-Temple
Coat of arms of Conchil-le-Temple
Coat of arms
Conchil-le-Temple is located in France
Conchil-le-Temple
Conchil-le-Temple
Coordinates: 50°22′06″N 1°39′55″E / 50.3683°N 1.6653°E / 50.3683; 1.6653Coordinates: 50°22′06″N 1°39′55″E / 50.3683°N 1.6653°E / 50.3683; 1.6653
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Montreuil
Canton Berck
Intercommunality Opale Sud
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Delorme
Area
 • Land1 16.72 km2 (6.46 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 911
 • Population2 density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62233 / 62180
Elevation 3–57 m (9.8–187.0 ft)
(avg. 5 m or 16 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.

Conchil-le-Temple is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Geography[edit]

A large village situated some 8 miles (17 km) southwest of Montreuil-sur-Mer on the D940E1 and D143 road junction. A rural, wooded area featuring many lakes and nature trails to walk and ride.

History[edit]

Known by various names over the centuries: In 845 as Concilium, in 1406 as Conchy-les-Waben and by 1608 as Conchie.

Conchil was listed among the possessions of the abbey of Saint Riquier in the 9th century. A house known as ’’’Temple-lez-Waben’’’ was a commandery of the Templars. In 1307, two Templars from here (Raoul Monteswis and Eudes of Écuires) were captured and burnt at the stake at nearby Montreuil.

As with much of this region of France, the wars of the 15th century caused major devastation. The mill, temple and many buildings were destroyed.

The church, dedicated to Saint Blaise, had been established at Conchil since ancient times. In 1686, the Bishop of Amiens gave a relic of the saint to the church, which was the object of great veneration. Many pilgrims came to Conchil each February 3 and the days after, invoked St. Blaise to cure their sore throats.

It is claimed that the pavilion is the former prison of Waben. It is a square building with very thick walls. Large metal rings, possibly used for shackling prisoners, can still be seen in the underground parts.

Places of interest[edit]

  • The 15th – eighteenth century church of the Nativité-de-Notre-Dame.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Conchil-le-Temple
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 580 657 698 728 789 911
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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