Acy is a French commune in the department of Aisne in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Acéennes; the commune has been awarded one flower by the National Council of Towns and Villages in Bloom in the Competition of cities and villages in Bloom. Acy is located some 5 km south-east of Soissons; the European Route E46 heading east from Soissons forms a section of the northern border however access to the commune is via the Highway D952 which branches from the E46 in the north-west and goes south-east through the heart of the commune to Serches in the south-east. Access to Acy town is on the Rue de l'Aube which runs off the D952; the D951 branches off the E46 at the same place as the D952 and passes south through the commune to Ambrief in the south. The D6 road forms the southern border of the commune; the Aisne River forms the northern border of the commune. An unnamed stream flows north through the heart of the commune to join the Aisne in the north.
Acy Jury L'Aube La Croutelle Le Transbordeur List of Mayors of Acy Population change Sources: Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 The commune has two structures that are registered as historical monuments: The War memorial. The War memorial incorporates one item, registered as an historical object: A Statue: Angel of the Apocalypse The Monument to the 71st Alpine Infantry Regiment; the monument incorporates one item, registered as an historical object: A Statue: Weeping The commune has two religious buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments: A Calvary on Rue de la Croutelle The Parish Church of Saint-Médard The Church contains many items that are registered as historical objects: A Pulpit A Confessional A Statue: Immaculate conception A Bust-Reliquary of Saint-Medard A Statue: Saint Theresa and baby Jesus The Furniture in the Church Stained glass figure: Jesus healing, Calvary Stained glass figure: Saint Francis of Assisi 10 Stained glass windows of people A Statue: Saint Theresa and the baby Jesus A Statue: Saint Sebastian A Baptismal font with cover A Painting on the Retable of the Baptismal font with frame: Baptism of Christ A mobile Pulpit and confessional A Rood screen: Calvary 2 Tapestries: Ecce homo and Virgin of sorrow The main Altar, Altar seating, Choir enclosure There is the Charles-Chevallier primary and nursery school.
The primary school is located at the Town hall. Jules Pressoir: Teacher Constant Lacroix: Farmer Communes of the Aisne department Acy on the old IGN website Acy official website Soissonnais agglomeration community website Acy on Google Maps Acy on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute website Acy on the 1750 Cassini Map Acy on the INSEE website INSEE
Aisonville-et-Bernoville is a French commune in the department of Aisne in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France. The inhabitants are known as Aisonvillois et Bernovillois or Aisonvilloises et Bernovilloises The commune is some 15 km north-east of Saint-Quentin and some 8 km north-west of Guise; the commune can be accessed from Etaves-et-Bocquiaux in the west by road D31 which runs east into the commune and into the town where it joins road D960 which runs northwest to Bohain-en-Vermandois and south-east to join road D68. Road D68 runs from the town north-east to Grougis and south-west to Montigny-en-Arrouaise. Road D67 runs from Remaucort to near the Oise river form the southern border of the commune; the commune is all farmland except for a small area of forest near the town. There is only one other hamlet - that of Bernoville -, close to the main town. From 10 to 18 October 1918, the Battle of Aisonville-et-Bernoville was dominated by nearly 10 French regiments who overcame a powerful German army entrenched in the village.
On the French side there were two thousand casualties, including 400 deaths. Mayors of Aisonville-et-Bernoville The Brasserie of Bernoville was installed in 1984, it is a microbrewery. It produces "The Beer Country of Guise"; the commune has a one building, registered as an historical monument: The Château de Bernoville is of a regional architecture in brick and stone. The old stables have been converted into a three-star hotel; the commune has two religious buildings that are registered as historical monuments: The Parish Church of Notre-Dame de la Nativité. The church contains many items that are registered as historical objects: A Eucharistic Suspension An Altar painting: the Assumption A Retable The Main Altar The Main Altar retable and painting A Painting: Nativité Puységur A Statue: Virgin and Child A Cross: Christ on the Cross The former Parish Church of Saint-Jean; the church contains one item, registered as an historical object: A painting and frame: the Education of Christ Dame Marie Martine Camps-Laurent, wife of Ferdinand de l'Epine was the Lady of Bernoville, of Roberfart and other places.
She died in 1777 and her will, dated 10 May 1774, made her husband her sole heir but was annulled by a decree of the parliament of Paris on 1 September 1780. Communes of the Aisne department Aisonville-et-Bernoville on the old IGN website Aisonville-et-Bernoville on Lion1906 Aisonville-et-Bernoville on Google Maps Aisonville-et-Bernoville on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute website Aisonville and Bernoville on the 1750 Cassini Map Aisonville-et-Bernoville on the INSEE website INSEE
Aizy-Jouy is a French commune in the department of Aisne in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aizyjoises. Aizy-Jouy is 20 km south-east of Laon. National Highway N2 from Soissons to Laon passes just north of the commune; the commune can be accessed by Highway D14 running south from the N2 continuing through the heart of the commune and the town continuing south to Vailly-sur-Aisne. Highway D15 branches from the D14 at the southern border of the commune and heads north-east through the eastern part of the commune and to Pargny-Filain. There are several small country roads criss-crossing the commune and exiting on all sides of the commune. There are no hamlets in the commune other than Aizy-Jouy. A stream rises from ponds north of the town and flows south through the commune joining with other streams rising in the north-east of the commune and flowing south to the Aisne river; the commune has a substantial amount of forest following the course of the streams with the rest of commune farmland.
In 1972, the two towns of Aizy and Jouy merged to form Aizy-Jouy after the edict of the préfecture dated 24 January 1972. List of Mayors of Aizy-Jouy Before 1971 the communes of Aizy and Jouy were separate and their population was counted separately. In 1954, Aizy had 242 inhabitants and Jouy 140; the commune has a number of buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments: The commune has several religious buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments: The Parish Church of Saint-Médard. The church has several items that are registered as historical objects: The Tombstone of Claude Personne The Tombstone of François de Hanot Sculptures All objects in the Church The Parish Church of Saint-Bandry; the church has several items that are registered as historical objects: All objects in the Church A Lectern A Baptismal font A Baptismal font An Ancient Church. This church was destroyed during the First World War. Only the south gate remains; the Communal Cemetery at Le Toty The Communal Cemetery at Aizy Communes of the Aisne department Aizy-Jouy on the old National Geographic Institute website Aizy-Jouy in the Chemin des Dames dictionary 40000 Bell Towers Aizy-Jouy Photos website Aizy-Jouy on Lion1906 Aizy-Jouy on Google Maps Aizy-Jouy on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute website Jouy and Aify on the 1750 Cassini Map Aizy-Jouy on the INSEE website INSEE
Anguilcourt-le-Sart is a commune in the department of Aisne in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Anguilcourtois or Anguilcourtoises On 19 May 1983, 41 barrels of toxic chemical waste, originating from the Seveso disaster, were found in an unused abattoir in Anguilcourt-le-Sart; the barrels, illegally abandoned here by a transport contractor, were transferred the same evening to a military base near Sissonne. They were destroyed in a high-temperature incinerator in Switzerald. Anguilcourt-le-Sart is located 25 km north-west of Laon; the A26 autoroute from Saint-Quentin to Rheims passes through the north-eastern part of the commune but has no exit in the commune. Access to the commune is by the D69 road from Renansart in the north-east passing through the heart of the commune and village and continuing south to Les Larris; the D643 road enters the commune from Achery in the west through the village and continuing east to Nouvion-le-Comte.
The commune is entirely farmland except for some forest in the south-west. The Serre river flows through the commune from east to west just south of the village forming a part of the western boundary of the commune before joining the Oise at Le Travers. Anguilcourt and Le Sart merged between 1790 and 1800. List of Successive Mayors of Anguilcourt-le-Sart The Garden at Fort Mayot is registered as an historical monument. Communes of the Aisne department Seveso disaster Anguilcourt-le-Sart on the old IGN website Anguilcourt-le-Sart on Lion1906 Anguilcourt-le-Sart on Google Maps Anguilcourt-le-Sart on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute website Anguilcourt and le Sart on the 1750 Cassini Map Anguilcourt-le-Sart on the INSEE website INSEE
Ancienville is a French commune in the department of Aisne in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France. Ancienville is located some 10 km east by south east of Villers-Cotterets and 25 km south-west of Soissons; the commune can be accessed by the D973 road from Villers-Cotterets in the north-west continuing west through the heart of the commune north of the village to Chouy. The D1370 runs south from the D973 and passes through the village continuing south to Noroy-sur-Ourcq; the commune is farmland with forests in an arc from the south-west to the north-east. La Savieres river flows south forming the western border of the commune and continues to join the Ourcq river near Silly-la-Poterie. List of Successive Mayors of Ancienville The commune has a number of buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments: The Town Hall/School The commune has several religious buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments: A Fountain of devotion to the Virgin A Wayside Cross The Cross of the Federation Wayside Cross A Stone Cross The Parish Church of Saint-Médard The Church contains many items that are registered as historical objects: A Funeral plaque for Jean Charpentier, Priest for Ancienville A Tombstone for Jean Charpentier, Priest for Ancienville A Stained Glass window: Nativity, Saint Médard, the adoration of the Magi A Bust: Christ A Chasuble, Chalice cover A Chasuble and Maniple A Statuette from a Processional Staff A Parish Processional Staff of Saint Médard A Baptismal font A set of 2 Stained glass windows: Saint Médard, donor and the adoration of the Magi A Tombstone A Tombstone The Furniture in the ChurchGallery of Historical Monuments Charles Joseph Patissier de Bussy-Castelnau, Marquis de Bussy-Castelnau, Governor-General of Pondicherry.
Communes of the Aisne department Ancienville on the old IGN website Ancienville on Lion1906 Ancienville on Google Maps Ancienville on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute website Ancienville on the 1750 Cassini Map Ancienville on the INSEE website INSEE
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Agnicourt-et-Séchelles is a French commune in the department of Aisne in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France. Agnicourt-et-Séchelles is located some 60 km south-east of Saint-Quentin and 20 km south by south-east of Vervins, it consists of two parcels of land joined by a narrow neck with both portions straddling road D58 between Tavaux-et-Pontséricourt in the west and Chaourse in the east. The southern portion of the commune is traversed by the D946 road from Marle in the west to Montcornet in the south-east parallel to the D58. Road D59 links the two roads in the commune and to the village; the hamlet of Moranzy is at the intersection of Highway D58 and D59 and the hamlet of Séchelles lies in the eastern portion of the commune on Highway D58. The rest of the commune is farmland. Mayors of Agnicourt-et-Séchelles Population change Sources: Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 Church of Saint-Médard at Agnicourt Chapel of Saint Agapit at Séchelles. In Séchelles, unlike most other villages in the area, the church does not overlook the area around it as space for housing was at a premium.
The topology is different so the mode of defence of the immediate vicinity of the building was different. Communes of the Aisne department Agnicourt-et-Séchelles on Lion1906 Agnicourt-et-Séchelles on Google Maps Agnicourt-et-Séchelles on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute website Agnicourt and Sechelles on the 1750 Cassini Map Agnicourt-et-Séchelles on the INSEE website INSEE