Monchy-Humières

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Monchy-Humières
The old abbey house in Monchy
The old abbey house in Monchy
Location of Monchy-Humières
Monchy-Humières is located in France
Monchy-Humières
Monchy-Humières
Monchy-Humières is located in Hauts-de-France
Monchy-Humières
Monchy-Humières
Coordinates: 49°28′14″N 2°45′10″E / 49.4706°N 2.7528°E / 49.4706; 2.7528Coordinates: 49°28′14″N 2°45′10″E / 49.4706°N 2.7528°E / 49.4706; 2.7528
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentOise
ArrondissementCompiègne
CantonEstrées-Saint-Denis
IntercommunalityPays des Sources
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Pierre Vrancken
Area
1
7.8 km2 (3.0 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
787
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
60408 /60113
Elevation41–111 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.

Monchy-Humières is a commune in the Oise department in northern France.

History[edit]

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.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Penin, Marie Christine. "Humières, Louis de Crévant, Marquis, later duc". Tombes-sepultures. Retrieved 28 January 2019.