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

Geography

Ribeaucourt is situated east of Abbevillemarker, on the D185 and D66 crossroads.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
206 206 208 178 209 185 173
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates


History

The name of the commune is a corruption of Erembauldocurtis (which comes from "Eremboldus" = (skilful or bold leader) and "curtis", meaning a fortified house). Eremboldus was the name of several male members of the Ribeaucourt family, vassals to the abbey of Saint Riquier. The other communes in France bearing the same name have the same origins.
During the Second World War, Ribeaucourt forest was the site of launching ramps for the German V1 rockets.

The Germans also occupied the château.

Allied bombardments on the 5 and 7 July 1944 caused serious damage to the village and the forest.


Places of interest

  • The 17th / 18th century château and park. Classed as a historic monument.
  • The church of Saint-Sulpice. Classed as a historic monument in 1993.
  • The war memorial.


The war memorial


See also



References

  1. Ducellier - La guerre aérienne dans le nord de la France, 5 juillet 1944


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