Aubencheul-aux-Bois

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Aubencheul-aux-Bois
Entrance to the village
Entrance to the village
Location of Aubencheul-aux-Bois
Aubencheul-aux-Bois is located in France
Aubencheul-aux-Bois
Aubencheul-aux-Bois
Aubencheul-aux-Bois is located in Hauts-de-France
Aubencheul-aux-Bois
Aubencheul-aux-Bois
Coordinates: 50°01′46″N 3°15′56″E / 50.0294°N 3.2656°E / 50.0294; 3.2656Coordinates: 50°01′46″N 3°15′56″E / 50.0294°N 3.2656°E / 50.0294; 3.2656
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentAisne
ArrondissementSaint-Quentin
CantonBohain-en-Vermandois
IntercommunalityPays du Vermandois
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Francis Passet
Area
1
2.11 km2 (0.81 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
281
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
02030 /02420
Elevation105–139 m (344–456 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Aubencheul-aux-Bois is a commune in the department of Aisne in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aubencheulois or Aubencheuloises[2]

Geography[edit]

Aubencheul-aux-Bois is located some 20 km south of Cambrai and 30 km east of Combles. The north-west border of the commune is the border between Aisne and Nord departments. The D644 road from La Gaite in the north runs south along the western border of the commune changing to D1044 in the commune and continuing south to Le Catelet. The D16 road runs east from the D644 to the village changing to D281 within the commune then continuing east as the D16 to Villers-Outreaux. The commune is composed entirely of farmland.[3]

Two streams rise in the commune - one flowing south-west and the other flowing east.[3]

Neighbouring communes and villages[3][edit]

History[edit]

The War memorial
An Oratory in the commune

Aubencheul-aux-Bois was the seat of a small abbey founded in the 11th century in the middle of the forest of Arrouaise. It was part of the province of Cambrésis. The village was ravaged in 1584 by the Duke of Parma and in 1636 by the Spaniards. The first inhabitants back to 1663 were the families of Loubry, Lévêque, Grau, Deboucq, Dessains, Dessenne, Guéguin, Carpentier, Milhem, Ferlier, Fichaux, Bernerd, Biar, Simon, Val, Bancourt, Noblécourt, Dubois, Caré, Faucon, Dazin, Savary, Malézieux, Lanthoine, Coupé, Pattée, Dambraine, Gressier, Thibaut, Billon, Domont, and Bantigny. On 16 July 1735, after five days of strong winds, a swarm of grasshoppers destroyed the stocks of straw and hay. There was a shortage in 1709 due to the freezing conditions from January to March with most fruit trees and corn crop being destroyed. This happened again in 1740 when poverty was extreme until the end of harvest in 1741 - during the famine the population lost about a quarter of its population. On 15 June 1839 a tornado a mile wide with hail as large as chicken eggs arrived and everything was destroyed. A fire destroyed 63 houses on 17 June 1827. In 1848 there was famine, in 1849 Cholera. The village was almost completely destroyed during the First World War.

Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors of Aubencheul-aux-Bois[4]

From To Name Party Position
1708 Louys Caron Mayor
1740 1742 Henri Caron Mayor
1751 1755 Paul Passé Mayor
1758 1765 Alexandre Dominique Passet Mayor
1773 Michel Carron Mayor
1776 Philippe Joseph Caron Mayor
1786 1788 Charles Joseph Passet
1792 Antoine Joseph Millot
1792 Maximilien Caré Mayor
1800 1816 Hyacinthe Passet
1816 1831 Augustin Passet
1832 1836 Noël Milhem
1836 1847 Ildefonce Désiré Passet
1848 1861 Charles Clavier
1861 1871 Benoît Hyacinthe Passet
1871 1871 Louis Lévêque
1871 1875 Eugéne Loubry
1875 1878 Simon Philemont
1878 1892 Eugéne Loubry
1892 1896 Ernest Fontaine
1896 1904 Charles Passet
1904 Ernest Passet
1954 Lucien Passet
1977 Present Francis Passet DVD

(Not all data is known)

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006301—    
2007305+1.3%
2008307+0.7%
2009316+2.9%
2010310−1.9%
2011304−1.9%
2012298−2.0%
2013296−0.7%
2014292−1.4%
2015285−2.4%
2016277−2.8%
A Wayside Cross in the Commune

Sites and Monuments[edit]

The Church
  • A Church, rebuilt after the 1914-18 war in a neo-Romanesque style mostly in brick.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Inhabitants of Aisne (in French)
  3. ^ a b c Google Maps
  4. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)