Mortemer, Seine-Maritime

Mortemer, Seine-Maritime

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Mortemer, Seine-Maritime

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Description:
Mortemer is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region in northern France.

Geography

A small forestry and farming village situated in the valley of the river Eaulne in the Pays de Bray, some southeast of Dieppe at the junction of the D7, D36 and the D929 roads. The A29 autoroute passes through the territory of the commune.

History

Site of the battle of Mortemer in February 1054.This village is possibly the source of the medieval family name of Mortimer. The nature of the family's relations confused Robert of Torigni, one of the authors of the Gesta Normannorum Ducum. He claims that Roger of Mortemer was the brother of "William, later to be Earl of Surrey". But possibly Robert missed out a generation, as he did in dealing with the family history of the Montgomery.

Population



Places of interest

  • The church of St.Martin, dating from the eighteenth century.
  • Ruins of a twelfth century Cistercian abbey.
  • Ruins of the donjon of the twelfth century castle.


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