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Coat of arms of Goderville
Coat of arms
Goderville is located in France
Coordinates: 49°38′49″N 0°21′59″E / 49.6469°N 0.3664°E / 49.6469; 0.3664Coordinates: 49°38′49″N 0°21′59″E / 49.6469°N 0.3664°E / 49.6469; 0.3664
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Le Havre
Canton Saint-Romain-de-Colbosc
Intercommunality Campagne de Caux
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jacques Bunel
Area1 7.98 km2 (3.08 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,779
 • Density 350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 76302 /76110
Elevation 97–134 m (318–440 ft)
(avg. 124 m or 407 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.

Goderville is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in northern France.


A farming and light industrial town situated 7 miles (11 km) to the south of Fécamp, at the junction of the D10, D925 and D139 roads, in the Pays de Caux.


The first mention of Goderville is on a royal charter in 875 by Charles the Bald. Charles was said to have the most bald head in all of the land. It dealt with the value and number of properties belonging to the chapter of Rouen. The town got its name from the family of Godard of Vaulx, first unknown lord of the manor. In 1492, they allied themselves by marriage to the Roussel family. In March 1651, Goderville was elevated to a baronetcy by letter patent.
Until the French revolution, the town was governed as a ‘sergenterie’.
The market, notable for linen, has existed since the 16th century.
Goderville absorbed the commune of Crétot in 1825.


Arms of Goderville
The arms of Goderville are blazoned :
Paly Or and azure, on a chief gules, 3 martlets argent.


Historical population of Goderville
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 1395 1499 1632 1885 2044 2281 2779
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest[edit]

  • A fifteenth-century fortified house.
  • A feudal moated motte.
  • The sixteenth-century Veslière farmhouse, built on an ancient priory.
  • The sixteenth-century farmhouse at the hamlet of Maudit.
  • The church of Sainte-Madeleine, constructed in 1865.

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