The old abbey house in Monchy
|Intercommunality||Pays des Sources|
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Jean-Pierre Vrancken|
|7.8 km2 (3.0 sq mi)|
|• Density||100/km2 (260/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||41–111 m (135–364 ft) |
(avg. 52 m or 171 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
The original Chateau de Monchy-Humières was destroyed during the 1337 to 1453 Hundred Years War and rebuilt in the 16th century. In 1595, it passed into the family of Louis de Crevant, duc d'Humières (1628-1694); the extensive ornamental gardens he laid out no longer exist but the Chateau still functions as a hotel/golf-club.
Many family members were buried in nearby church of St Martin de Monchy-Humières but as elsewhere, the memorials were destroyed during the French Revolution. In 1936, a sale of contents from the chateau included a full-length marble tomb which had been used as a garden ornament. Long thought to be of Louis de Crevant, it was in fact that of Jean III d'Humières (died 1553) by the sculptor Pierre Bontemps and is now in the Louvre.
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