The old chateau in Goderville
|Intercommunality||CC Campagne de Caux|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Jacques Bunel|
|7.98 km2 (3.08 sq mi)|
|• Density||360/km2 (930/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|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.|
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.
|The arms of Goderville are blazoned :|
Paly Or and azure, on a chief gules, 3 martlets argent.
|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
- 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.
- Guy de Maupassant based "La Ficelle" in Goderville.
- Jean Prévost (1901–1944), Goderville was the family home of the writer and member of the Maquis, who went by the pseudonym ‘Captain Goderville’.
- Antoine Vincent Arnault (1766–1834), politician, poet and author, member of the Académie française, died at Goderville.
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