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Vers sur Selle

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Country  France
Department  Somme
Canton  Boves
Area  11.18 km²
Local time  Sunday 2:13 PM
Region  Hauts-de-France
Arrondissement  Amiens
Intercommunality  Amiens Métropole
Population  768 (1999)
Vers-sur-Selle
Weather  15°C, Wind NW at 8 km/h, 62% Humidity

Vers-sur-Selle is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

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Map of 80480 Vers-sur-Selles, France

Geography

The commune is situated 4 miles (6 km) southwest of Amiens, on the D98 road in the valley of the Selle river.

History

  • Prehistoric times: single-sided flint tools and the remains of mammoths have been found in the local gravel.
  • Neolithic period: some graves were discovered during building work.
  • Middle Ages: Merovingian burials were found in the valley, the remains were unearthed during the construction of the A16.
  • In 1358, Vers was ravaged by Charles II of Navarre. In 1376, three residents burnt down the tithe barn and were hanged in front of the church. In 1426, the church and village were razed by English troops. In 1472, Charles the Bold subjected Vers to "blood and fire".
  • Before the revolution : in 1617, the leper hospital was closed.
  • In 1730, Nicolas Deleau, publican, was fined 75 sols for selling drinks on Sundays and feast days.

    Places of interest

  • The sixteenth century church of Saint Rémi. The door dates from 1238. In 1472, the church was subjected to considerable devastation. Several restorations have since been made.
  • References

    Vers-sur-Selle Wikipedia


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