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Cappy, Somme

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Country  France
Department  Somme
Intercommunality  Pays du Coquelicot
Area  11.91 km²
Arrondissement  Péronne
Region  Hauts-de-France
Canton  Bray-sur-Somme
Population (2006)  538
Local time  Wednesday 11:50 PM
Cappy, Somme
Weather  12°C, Wind W at 18 km/h, 100% Humidity

Cappy is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

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Map of 80340 Cappy, France

Geography

Cappy is situated on the D1 road, some 20 miles (32 km) east of Amiens, by the banks of the river Somme.

History

  • Two Roman villas have been found within the boundaries of the commune.
  • Known as "Capiacum" in 887, from the earlier name "Caput Loci" which suggests a fortress was built to defend the passage of the Somme.
  • In the 10th century, the village had a priory. Robert I of Péronne was the seigneur.
  • In 1260, Cappy was one of 25 Picardie towns to receive its charter from Louis IX.
  • In 1373, The priory, the village and the château were destroyed by the Earl of Warwick.
  • The village was also pillaged during the wars with Spain.
  • Monuments

  • Saint-Nicolas church, built in the lower village. The tower dates from 1654. Partially rebuilt in 1920, after the battles of 1916.
  • The railway museum 'Chemin de fer Froissy-Dompierre'.
  • References

    Cappy, Somme Wikipedia


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