Acheux-en-Amiénois

Acheux-en-Amiénois

Acheux-en-Amiénois is a commune in the Somme department in Picardy in northern France.

Geography

The commune is a farming village found at the junction of the departmental roads D938 and D114.

History

The earlier spelling of the name Acheux was either Aceu or Acheu (from the charter of the foundation of the nearby abbey of Corbie). It comes from the Celtic Achad that meant "cultivated field". The town of Acheux is ancient. It certainly existed in Roman times, where a fort was established, comprising ditches and pallisades, to protect it from attacks by the Atrebates, a Gaulish tribe, after whom Arras is named.

Demography

Population evolution
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
494 498 464 425 424 514
Census count starting from 1962 : Population without double counting

Places and monuments

  • The church of Acheux was built in 1760 as indicated on the inscription on the font. It is dedicated to Saint Cyr and Saint Juliette.
  • The castle was constructed in the 11th century and had seven towers, of which two remain. The wall was surrounded by a dry moat filled with brambles and thorns, giving the nickname of "Thorn Manor".

See also

Communes of the Somme department

External links

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