Bancigny

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Bancigny
The church of Bancigny
The church of Bancigny
Location of Bancigny
Bancigny is located in France
Bancigny
Bancigny
Bancigny is located in Hauts-de-France
Bancigny
Bancigny
Coordinates: 49°48′05″N 4°02′04″E / 49.8014°N 4.0344°E / 49.8014; 4.0344Coordinates: 49°48′05″N 4°02′04″E / 49.8014°N 4.0344°E / 49.8014; 4.0344
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentAisne
ArrondissementVervins
CantonVervins
IntercommunalityThiérache du Centre
Government
 • Mayor (2018-2020) Christine Foulon
Area
1
3.32 km2 (1.28 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
26
 • Density7.8/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
02044 /02140
Elevation147–216 m (482–709 ft)
(avg. 170 m or 560 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Bancigny is a French commune in the department of Aisne in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France.

Geography[edit]

Location of the commune of Bancigny in the canton of Vervins

Bancigny is located some 50 km north-east of Laon and 12 km east by south-east of Vervins. It can be accessed by the D747 road from Plomion in the north-west which then continues east to Jeantes. There is also country road access from west, south, and north. Apart from the village the commune is entirely farmland with no other villages or hamlets.[2]

The commune is traversed by the Huteau stream from east to west north of the village and bordering the Mill Farm north-west of the village.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]

History[edit]

Bancigny was called Bancegnies on a map dated 1205 and at that time the area was a lordship. The Bancigny area was made a County in 1590. During the French Revolution, Bancigny became a commune in the Canton of Plomion in the district of Vervins. In 1801 the commune was transferred to the Canton of Vervins in the Arrondissement of Vervins.

Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors of Bancigny[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2014 André Trochain DVD
2014 2018 Steve Huclin
2018 Present Christine Foulon

(Not all data is known)

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
200525—    
200624−4.0%
200722−8.3%
200824+9.1%
200926+8.3%
201028+7.7%
201129+3.6%
201230+3.4%
201329−3.3%
201427−6.9%
201526−3.7%
201626+0.0%

Culture and heritage[edit]

Entrance to a Farmhouse with a dovecote

Civil heritage[edit]

The commune has a number of buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments:

  • A Farmhouse at Place de l'Eglise (18th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[4]
  • A Farmhouse at 2 Route de Jeantes (18th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[5]
  • A Farmhouse at Le Moulin (1808)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[6]
  • A Mill and Farmhouse at Le Moulin (1925)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[7]

Religious heritage[edit]

The Church of Saint Nicolas showing how the symmetry of the towers has been lost

The commune has several religious buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments:

  • The Fortified Church of Saint-Nicolas (16th century).Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[8] The symmetry of the two towers can no longer be seen as the upper part of each defence tower was leveled in the period 1900-1905 as evidenced by postcards of the period.[9][10] The Church contains two items that are registered as historical objects:
    • A Group Sculpture: Christ on the Cross between the Virgin and Saint John (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[11]
    • A Baptismal font (12th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[12]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA02000463 Farmhouse at Place de l'Eglise ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA02000461 Farmhouse at 2 Route de Jeantes ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA02000460 Farmhouse at Le Moulin ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA02000462 Mill and Farmhouse at Le Moulin ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00115516 Church of Saint-Nicolas ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  9. ^ Old Postcard
  10. ^ Gallery of old Postcards ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  11. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000066 Group Sculpture: Christ on the Cross between the Virgin and Saint John ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  12. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000065 Baptismal font ‹See Tfd›(in French)