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Écrainville is located in France
Coordinates: 49°39′09″N 0°19′17″E / 49.6525°N 0.3214°E / 49.6525; 0.3214Coordinates: 49°39′09″N 0°19′17″E / 49.6525°N 0.3214°E / 49.6525; 0.3214
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Le Havre
Canton Saint-Romain-de-Colbosc
Intercommunality CC Campagne de Caux
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Claire Gueroult
Area1 12.82 km2 (4.95 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,020
 • Density 80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 76224 /76110
Elevation 58–137 m (190–449 ft)
(avg. 110 m or 360 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.

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


A farming commune made up of 11 villages and hamlets in the Pays de Caux, situated some 13 miles (21 km) northeast of Le Havre, at the junction of the D68 and D139 roads.


The origin of the name is uncertain, but Escrainvilla is first mentioned at the end of the 12th century. Many documents trace the occupation of the territory at the time of the Franks and even earlier. Abbé Dicquemare described, in 1778, the 150 human skeletons found in the crypt at the former quarry at Maucomble at Val-Miellé, and suggests that the crypt was prior to the 11th century, as the church of Saint-Denis dates from that period.
The first written mention of Écrainville or one of its hamlets dates back in the late 11th century. In 1180, the lord of Tennemare or Tannemare appeared in the records of the Exchequer of Normandy. Until the 17th century, the seigneurie passed from father to son of the Folville family.

A decree of 25 October 1826 joined Tennemare and Écrainville as one commune. In the 19th century the textile industry was still flourishing but declined from the 1920s onward.


Historical population of Écrainville
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 618 657 683 866 919 928 1020
From the year 1962 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.Denis, dating from the eleventh century.
  • A seventeenth century inn.
  • The medieval manorhouse at Groseillers.
  • The château d'Ecrainville.

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