Guisy

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Guisy
The monument to the dead in front of the church of Guisy
The monument to the dead in front of the church of Guisy
Coat of arms of Guisy
Coat of arms
Location of Guisy
Guisy is located in France
Guisy
Guisy
Guisy is located in Hauts-de-France
Guisy
Guisy
Coordinates: 50°23′22″N 2°00′10″E / 50.3894°N 2.0028°E / 50.3894; 2.0028Coordinates: 50°23′22″N 2°00′10″E / 50.3894°N 2.0028°E / 50.3894; 2.0028
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementMontreuil
CantonAuxi-le-Château
IntercommunalityCC Sept Vallées
Government
 • Mayor (2014 - 2020) Claude Colliez
Area
1
1.16 km2 (0.45 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
280
 • Density240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62398 /62140
Elevation20–80 m (66–262 ft)
(avg. 20 m or 66 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Guisy is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais département in the Hauts-de-France region of France.

Geography[edit]

A village situated some 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Montreuil-sur-Mer on the D113 road.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Guisy
Year1962196819751982199019992006200920142015
Population95108154170218272310295274269
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]

Legend has it that during his two-year exile in France, Saint Thomas of Canterbury stayed in the commune.

The church of Saint Thomas of Canterbury dates from the eighteenth century. Its bell dates from 1679 and has been classified since 1908 as an objet historique by the French Ministry of Culture.[2] A 16th-century wooden statue of Becket was similarly classified in 1911[3] A painted wooden sculpture of Saint Joseph and the infant Jesus[4] and an early-18th-century chalice are also listed by the Ministry of Culture.[5]

In March 1974, the church was the victim of a major theft, with some of the stolen objects eventually being found in Belgium. In April 2015 plans were put forward for a €29,000 restoration of the church, including reinforcement of the framework of the belfry, its waterproofing and roof repairs. Repairs to the nave were also planned.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Ministry of Culture: cloche ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  3. ^ Ministry of Culture: statue : saint Thomas de Canterbury ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture: groupe sculpté : saint Joseph et l'Enfant Jésus ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture: calice ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  6. ^ "Guisy : le clocher de l'église a besoin de travaux de réfection" [Guisy: church bell tower needs refurbishment]. La Voix du Nord (in French). 28 April 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015.

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