Tancarville is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Upper Normandy region of northern France.
Tancarville is a farming village surrounded by woodland, by the banks of the river Seine in the Pays de Caux, some 14 miles (23 km) east of Le Havre and near the junction of the D39, D982 and D910 roads at the eastern end of the A131 autoroute. The canal de Tancarville to le Havre starts here and it is also the site of the 125m high Tancarville Bridge.
Tancarvilla 1103; Tancardi villae 1114; Tankrad's farm. Germanic male given name Tankrad > Tancred, common in the duchy of Normandy. The first lords of Tancarville were the chamberlains of the Norman dukes, and then of the King of England too. William de Tancarville, a grandson of Stephen, Count of Tréguier, trained William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke whom he knighted in 1166. The title Earl of Tankerville was created in the Peerage of England for John Grey by King Henry V, during the Hundred Years' War and still exists, albeit in a later creation.
||The arms of Tancarville are blazoned :
Gules, an escutcheon argent between 8 angennes (roses) in orle. (Note: this angenne is very rose-like, not the highly stylized cinqfoil.)
Historical population of Tancarville
|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 vivier (park) of Tancarville
- The 19th-century church of St. Michel
- The 12th-century Château de Tancarville and chapel
- An 18th-century château
- The château of Drumare.
- The Tancarville Bridge.
- Vivier de Tancarville, a large natural reserve.