Mortemer, Seine-Maritime

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Mortemer is located in France
Coordinates: 49°45′06″N 1°33′04″E / 49.7517°N 1.5511°E / 49.7517; 1.5511Coordinates: 49°45′06″N 1°33′04″E / 49.7517°N 1.5511°E / 49.7517; 1.5511
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Dieppe
Canton Neufchâtel-en-Bray
Intercommunality CC Bray-Eawy
 • Mayor Daniel Van Hulle
Area1 8.94 km2 (3.45 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 109
 • Density 12/km2 (32/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 76454 /76270
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 commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in northern France.


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.


It was the site of the battle of Mortemer in February 1054 and was a defeat for Henry I of France when he led an army against his vassal, William the Bastard, Duke of Normandy in 1054.

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.[1]


Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
136 139 110 124 121 107 109
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest[edit]

  • 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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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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