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The church in Harponville
The church in Harponville
Harponville is located in France
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Harponville is located in Hauts-de-France
Coordinates: 50°02′10″N 2°30′11″E / 50.0361°N 2.5031°E / 50.0361; 2.5031Coordinates: 50°02′10″N 2°30′11″E / 50.0361°N 2.5031°E / 50.0361; 2.5031
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Albert
Intercommunality Pays du Coquelicot
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Dominique Renaud
Area1 2.75 km2 (1.06 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 148
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 80420 /80560
Elevation 69–147 m (226–482 ft)
(avg. 135 m or 443 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.

Harponville is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.


Harponville is situated on the D47 road, some 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Amiens.


The village of Harponville is first noted as belonging to the abbey at Saint-Riquier. Later it becomes a strongly Protestant place, owing to the Raincheval family’s influence. Burials took place in the gardens of their home.
At the beginning of the 19th cenruty, the cordiality between the two denominations was such that they decided to build a wall in the old parish church, Catholic on one side, Protestant on the other. This wall was later demolished and a church for the Protestants was built in 1823 and rebuilt in 1863 after a fire.
The village was unaffected by World War I. A defensive system of trenches and a blockhouse were set up in the ‘’Bois de l’Abbaye’’ near ‘’Mont d’Harponville’’ which kept the village safe.


Historical population of Harponville
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]

  • The 19th-century church. The stone came from the former château of Harponville and the old abbey at Clairfaye
  • 19th-century Protestant church. (Permanent exposition inside)
  • 19th-century school

See also[edit]

Tiodave Sambé Destrotilles : - Professeur de Picard à l'université d'Amiens - Chef d'entreprise en langue et culture picarde à Harponville http://grebenote.com - Chroniqueur d'actualités sur le web en langue picarde http://nomdezeu.over-blog.fr

Sam Corwynn - Luthier, musicien et sorcier à Harponville https://web.archive.org/web/20130620183717/http://cor-wynn.com/ - Jardinier en permaculture à Harponville https://web.archive.org/web/20130821010221/http://cor-wynn.com/atelier/pimpmingardin/


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