Cappy is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.
Cappy is situated on the D1 road, some 20 miles (32 km) east of Amiens, by the banks of the river Somme.
- Two Roman villas have been found within the boundaries of the commune.
- Known as "Capiacum" in 887, from the earlier name "Caput Loci" which suggests a fortress was built to defend the passage of the Somme.
- In the 10th century, the village had a priory. Robert I of Péronne was the seigneur.
- In 1260, Cappy was one of 25 Picardie towns to receive its charter from Louis IX.
- In 1373, The priory, the village and the château were destroyed by the Earl of Warwick.
- The village was also pillaged during the wars with Spain.
Historical population of Cappy, Somme
|From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.
- Saint-Nicolas church, built in the lower village. The tower dates from 1654. Partially rebuilt in 1920, after the battles of 1916.
- The railway museum 'Chemin de fer Froissy-Dompierre'.
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