The church of Brimeux
|Intercommunality||CC Sept Vallées|
|• Mayor||Régis Picque|
|Area1||10.68 km2 (4.12 sq mi)|
|• Density||71/km2 (180/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||62177 /62170|
|Elevation||6–84 m (20–276 ft)
(avg. 10 m or 33 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.
The village name first appears in 1042 in a royal charter and was then written Brivermacum, a Latin name from the Celtic for bridge. Over the years, it has had different spellings such as Brivamagus, Brivomagus, Brimeaus (in 1153), Brimodio and Brimodium (in 1154), Brimaus in 1226, Brimeul in 1415, Brimeu by 1499, and finally Brimeux, in 1704.
Various objects of the Gallo-Roman era were unearthed during the construction of the railway station: coins; weights and the remains of a villa.
The area was ransacked by the invading Normans in 842.
- The church.
Built between 1495 and 1524 by the seigneur, Hugh de Melun, in flamboyant Gothic style. The nave was restored in 1860 by the architect Norman Clovis who gave it the character that we see today. The bell tower once housed 3 bells but now only has the one, the others having been confiscated in 1793
- The war memorial erected in 1920.
The inhabitants are called Brimeusois.
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