The church of Acheux-en-Amiénois
|Intercommunality||Pays du Coquelicot|
|• Mayor (2017-2020)||Annie Lemaire|
|7.07 km2 (2.73 sq mi)|
|• Density||87/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||118–152 m (387–499 ft) |
(avg. 154 m or 505 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
The commune is a farming village found at the junction of the departmental roads D938 and D114.
The earlier spelling of the name Acheux was either Aceu or Acheu (from the charter of the foundation of the nearby abbey of Corbie). It comes from the Celtic Achad that meant "cultivated field". The town of Acheux is ancient. It certainly existed in Roman times, where a fort was established, comprising ditches and pallisades, to protect it from attacks by the Atrebates, a Gaulish tribe, after whom Arras is named.
Places and monuments
- The church of Acheux was built in 1760 as indicated on the inscription on the font. It is dedicated to Saint Cyr and Saint Juliette.
- The castle was constructed in the 11th century and had seven towers, of which two remain. The wall was surrounded by a dry moat filled with brambles and thorns, giving the nickname of "Thorn Manor".
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Acheux-en-Amiénois.|
- Acheux-en-Amiénois on the website of l'Institut géographique national
- Acheux-en-Amiénois on the website of l'Insee
- Acheux-en-Amiénois on the website of Quid[dead link]
- Position of Acheux-en-Amiénois on a map of France[permanent dead link]
- Official Town website
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