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Cappy is a commune in the Sommemarker department in Picardiemarker in northern Francemarker.

Geography

Cappy is situated on the D1 road, some east of Amiensmarker, by the banks of the river Sommemarker.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
529 549 513 510 484 485 538
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates


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.


Historic monuments

  • Saint-Nicolas church, built in the lower village. The tower dates from 1654. Partially rebuilt in 1920, after the battles of 1916.




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