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Chateau of Grand-Rullecourt

Coat of arms

Coordinates: 50°15′19″N 2°28′30″E / 50.2553°N 2.475°E / 50.2553; 2.475Coordinates: 50°15′19″N 2°28′30″E / 50.2553°N 2.475°E / 50.2553; 2.475

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Canton Avesnes-le-Comte
Intercommunality Deux Sources
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christiane Berton
 • Land1 10.71 km2 (4.14 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 334
 • Population2 density 31/km2 (81/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62385 / 62810
Elevation 129–172 m (423–564 ft)
(avg. 140 m or 460 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.

Grand-Rullecourt is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.


Grand-Rullecourt is a farming village situated 15 miles (24.1 km) southwest of Arras, at the junction of the D74 and D79 roads.


Historical population of Grand-Rullecourt
Year 196219681975198219901999
Population 284350376354351334
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest

  • The chateau, built in 1746 by Antoine-Constant de Hamel, next to the previous castle, to plans by Jean-Joseph de Watelet, mayor of the city of Arras. After the French Revolution, the chateau was sold as a national asset, (Antoine's son having died on the scaffold). His grandson bought it back but couldn't afford to keep it. It later belonged to Captain Wallerand de Hauteclocque, who was killed during World War I. After the war, the property was sold in parts. The present owners, Vicomte Patrice de Saulieu O'Toole and his wife Chantal, are currently restoring the main building.
  • The church of St.Leger, dating from the seventeenth century.
  • A network of underground tunnels, particularly under the church.

See also


  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Photos of the tunnels
  • Grand-Rullecourt on the Quid website (French)
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