The church of Sailly-sur-la-Lys
|Intercommunality||Monts de Flandre–Plaine de la Lys|
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Jean-Claude Thorez|
|Area1||9.7 km2 (3.7 sq mi)|
|• Density||420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|INSEE/Postal code||62736 /62840|
13–19 m (43–62 ft) |
(avg. 17 m or 56 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.
Sailly-sur-la-Lys is a large farming and light industrial village situated some 9 miles (14.5 km) northeast of Béthune and 12 miles (19.3 km) west northwest of Lille, at the junction of the D945 and D66 roads. The Lys River forms much of the western and northern boundary of the commune.
|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
- The church of St. Vaast, rebuilt, along with most of the village, after the First World War.
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery.
- The sixteenth century Prévôté. English: provost’s house.
The prévôté is a fortified building located by the parish cemetery, near the Lys. It includes the remains of the prison and the courts of justice. A chapel dedicated to the Virgin complements the construction. The gateway, which was destroyed in the sixteenth century and rebuilt in 1612, is defended by two towers with mullioned windows. Before the French Revolution, it was the provost that represented the abbot of Saint-Vaast in all matters civil and judicial.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Sailly-sur-la-Lys.|
- Official commune website
- Official website of Sailly sur la Lys' social club
- The CWGC Canadian cemetery
- The CWGC graves in the churchyard
- Sailly-sur-la-Lys on the Quid website (in French)
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