Vers-sur-Selles is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.
The commune is situated 4 miles (6 km) southwest of Amiens, on the D98 road in the valley of the Selle river.
- Prehistoric times: single-sided flint tools and the remains of mammoths have been found in the local gravel.
- Neolithic period: some graves were discovered during building work.
- Middle Ages: Merovingian burials were found in the valley, the remains were unearthed during the construction of the A16.
- In 1358, Vers was ravaged by Charles II of Navarre.
- In 1376, three residents burnt down the tithe barn and were hanged in front of the church.
- In 1426, the church and village were razed by English troops.
- In 1472, Charles the Bold subjected Vers to "blood and fire".
- Before the revolution : in 1617, the leper hospital was closed.
- In 1730, Nicolas Deleau, publican, was fined 75 sols for selling drinks on Sundays and feast days.
Historical population of Vers-sur-Selles
|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 sixteenth century church of Saint Rémi. The door dates from 1238. In 1472, the church was subjected to considerable devastation. Several restorations have since been made.