Escautpont is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.
Escautpont is the bridge (pont in French) over the Escaut (Scheldt river). Named in antiquity Scaldis Pons (same meaning in Latin) because there was, at this place, the only bridge on the Scheldt.
||The arms of Escautpont are blazoned :
Azure, semy de lys Or. = France Ancient (Ansacq, Brillon, Escaudain, Escautpont, Hélesmes, Hérin, Lecelles, Lieu-Saint-Amand, Lourches, Neuville-sur-Escaut, Rosult, Rumegies and Wignehies use the same arms.)
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