World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Conchil-le-Temple

Article Id: WHEBN0012859156
Reproduction Date:

Title: Conchil-le-Temple  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Arrondissement of Montreuil
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Conchil-le-Temple

Conchil-le-Temple

Coat of arms
Conchil-le-Temple
Conchil-le-Temple

Coordinates: 50°22′06″N 1°39′55″E / 50.3683°N 1.6653°E / 50.3683; 1.6653Coordinates: 50°22′06″N 1°39′55″E / 50.3683°N 1.6653°E / 50.3683; 1.6653

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Montreuil
Canton Berck
Intercommunality Opale Sud
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Delorme
Area
 • Land1 16.72 km2 (6.46 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 911
 • Population2 density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62233 / 62180
Elevation 3–57 m (9.8–187.0 ft)
(avg. 5 m or 16 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.

Conchil-le-Temple is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Geography

A large village situated some 8 miles (17 km) southwest of Montreuil-sur-Mer on the D940E1 and D143 road junction. A rural, wooded area featuring many lakes and nature trails to walk and ride.

History

Known by various names over the centuries: In 845 as Concilium, in 1406 as Conchy-les-Waben and by 1608 as Conchie.

Conchil was listed among the possessions of the abbey of Saint Riquier in the 9th century. A house known as ’’’Temple-lez-Waben’’’ was a commandery of the Templars. In 1307, two Templars from here (Raoul Monteswis and Eudes of Écuires) were captured and burnt at the stake at nearby Montreuil.

As with much of this region of France, the wars of the 15th century caused major devastation. The mill, temple and many buildings were destroyed.

The church, dedicated to Saint Blaise, had been established at Conchil since ancient times. In 1686, the Bishop of Amiens gave a relic of the saint to the church, which was the object of great veneration. Many pilgrims came to Conchil each February 3 and the days after, invoked St. Blaise to cure their sore throats.

It is claimed that the pavilion is the former prison of Waben. It is a square building with very thick walls. Large metal rings, possibly used for shackling prisoners, can still be seen in the underground parts.

Places of interest

  • The 15th – eighteenth century church of the Nativité-de-Notre-Dame.

Population

Historical population of Conchil-le-Temple
Year 196219681975198219901999
Population 580657698728789911
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

See also

References

  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Conchil-le-Temple on the Quid website (French)
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.