|• Mayor||Daniel Van Hulle|
|8.94 km2 (3.45 sq mi)|
|• Density||12/km2 (32/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||128–230 m (420–755 ft) |
(avg. 151 m or 495 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.|
Mortemer is a small forestry and farming village situated in the valley of the river Eaulne in the Pays de Bray, some 23 miles (37 km) southeast of Dieppe at the junction of the D7, D36 and the D929 roads. The A29 autoroute passes through the territory of the commune.
This village is possibly the source of the medieval family name of Mortimer. The nature of the family's relations confused Robert of Torigni, one of the authors of the Gesta Normannorum Ducum. He claims that Roger of Mortemer was the brother of "William, later to be Earl of Surrey". But possibly Robert missed out a generation, as he did in dealing with the family history of the Montgomerys.
|Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates|
Places of interest
- The church of St.Martin, dating from the eighteenth century.
- Ruins of a twelfth-century Cistercian abbey.
- Ruins of the donjon of the twelfth-century castle.
- The Gesta Normannorum Ducum of William of Jumièges and Robert of Torigni, edited and translated by M. C. Van Houts, Clarendon Press Oxford, 1995.
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- Mortemer on the Quid website (in French)
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