The monument to the dead in front of the church of Guisy
|Intercommunality||CC Sept Vallées|
|• Mayor (2014 - 2020)||Claude Colliez|
|1.16 km2 (0.45 sq mi)|
|• Density||240/km2 (630/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||20–80 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.|
A village situated some 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Montreuil-sur-Mer on the D113 road.
|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
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. A 16th-century wooden statue of Becket was similarly classified in 1911 A painted wooden sculpture of Saint Joseph and the infant Jesus and an early-18th-century chalice are also listed by the Ministry of Culture.
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.
- "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
- Ministry of Culture: cloche ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Ministry of Culture: statue : saint Thomas de Canterbury ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Ministry of Culture: groupe sculpté : saint Joseph et l'Enfant Jésus ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Ministry of Culture: calice ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- "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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