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The church of Hendecourt-lès-Ransart
The church of Hendecourt-lès-Ransart
Coat of arms of Hendecourt-lès-Ransart
Coat of arms
Hendecourt-lès-Ransart is located in France
Coordinates: 50°12′21″N 2°43′59″E / 50.2058°N 2.7331°E / 50.2058; 2.7331Coordinates: 50°12′21″N 2°43′59″E / 50.2058°N 2.7331°E / 50.2058; 2.7331
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Canton Avesnes-le-Comte
Intercommunality CC Campagnes de l'Artois
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Barrois
Area1 2.21 km2 (0.85 sq mi)
Population (2004)2 128
 • Density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62425 /62175
Elevation 90–124 m (295–407 ft)
(avg. 122 m or 400 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.

Hendecourt-lès-Ransart is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.


A small farming village situated 7 miles (11 km) south of Arras, on the D4 road.


The etymology of the name begins as ‘’’Hetnanicurtis’’, the small area (curtis) belonging to someone by the name of Hetna, in the Merovingian time. The name has changed over the years: Hendecourdelle (1300); Hendecourdel (1300, 1380, 1450, 1457, 1552, 1556, 1574, 1578); Hendecordel (1338, 1400); Hennecourt (1500); Hendecorde (1565); Hennnecordel (1723); Hendecourt (1804); Hendecourt-Lez-Ransart in the 19th century and finally Hendecourt-Les-Ransart.
The first chateau was probably built around 1703 by Louis-Joseph Le Sergeant of Hendecourt on the site of an earlier manor house. The chateau and its farm were sold in 1878 to the Diesbach de Belleroche family from Fribourg Switzerland, who still own it today.
The entire village and chateau were completely destroyed between 1914-1918 then rebuilt. The old flour mill was dismantled in 1912.


Historical population of Hendecourt-lès-Ransart
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2004
Population 126 132 120 118 123 125 128
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 church of Notre-Dame, rebuilt along with the rest of the village, after World War I.
  • The chateau.

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