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Coordinates: 49°46′17″N 1°45′11″E / 49.7713888889°N 1.75305555556°E / 49.7713888889; 1.75305555556

Commune of Aumale

Aumale 1.jpg
Aumale is located in France
Country France
Region Haute-Normandie
Department Seine-Maritime     Blason76.svg
Arrondissement Dieppe
Canton Aumale
Intercommunality Canton of Aumale
Mayor Paul Lion
Elevation 106–212 m (348–696 ft)
(avg. 130 m/430 ft)
Land area1 9.06 km2 (3.50 sq mi)
Population2 2,544  (2006)
 - Density 281 /km2 (730 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 76035/ 76390
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Aumale is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region in northern France.

Aumale was also the name of an algerian city (now Sour El-Ghozlane) and département (Aumale (department)).



A village of farming and associated light industry, situated in the valley of the Bresle River of the Pays de Bray on the border between Picardie and Normandy. It is around 34 miles (55 km) southeast of Dieppe at the junction of the D 916, D 920, D 929 and D 49 roads. The A29 autoroute (Saint-Quentin-Beuzeville) passes through the commune’s northern sector. SNCF, the French railway has a TER station here, on the BeauvaisLe Tréport-Mers line.


Arms of Aumale

The arms of Aumale are blazoned :
Argent, on a fess azure, 3 fleurs de lys Or.

The noble english family of Albemarle comes from Aumale.


Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
2716 2833 2825 2876 2690 2577 2544
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest

  • The church of St.Pierre & St.Paul, dating from the sixteenth century.
  • The sixteenth century Hôtel de ville (town hall).
  • A seventeenth century Hospital.
  • The chapel of Notre-Dame du Cardonnoy, from the thirteenth century.
  • The seventeenth century château du Bois Robin
  • The tower and buildings of the 16th century abbey.

Twin towns

See also


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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

AUMALE, a town of northern France, in the department of Seine - Inferieure, on the left bank of the Bresle, 47 m. N.E. of Rouen on the Northern railway. Pop. (1906) 1999. The church is an interesting building of the 16th and 17th centuries, and has a portal attributed to Jean Goujon. The town has glass and steel works.

The territory of Aumale (Albemarle, Aubemale, Aumerle; Lat. A lba Marla) in Normandy, a dependency of the archbishopric of Rouen, was granted to Odo of Champagne, brother-in-law of William the Conqueror, who founded the first line of counts of Aumale. Hawise (Hadwide, Havoise or Avoie), countess of Aumale, after the death of her first husband William de Mandeville, earl of Essex (d. 1189), married William des Forts (de Fors, or de Fortz; Lat.:de Fortibus), a military adventurer who had been one of the commanders of the fleet under Richard I. during his first crusade. He died in 1195, and his widow married Baldwin de Betun, who became count of Aumale in her right. He died in 1213, and in 1214 William de Fortibus, son of Hawise by her second husband, was confirmed by King John in all his mother's lands. Meanwhile, however, the territory of Aumale shared the fate of the rest of Normandy, and was annexed to the French crown by King Philip Augustus; but the title of earl of Albemarle, derived from it, continued to be borne in England by William de Fortibus, and was passed on to his heirs (see Albemarle). Aumale itself was conferred by Philip Augustus as an appanage on his son Philip. It was subsequently granted by Louis VIII. to Simon, count of Dammartin, whose daughter, Jeanne, countess of Dammartin, transferred it, together with the countship of Ponthieu, to the house of Castile, by her marriage with Ferdinand III., king of Castile, called the Saint (1238). It then remained in the possession of a branch of her descendants bearing the name of Ponthieu, until it passed to the house of Harcourt on the marriage of Blanche of Ponthieu with John, count of Harcourt (1340). Marie d'Harcourt (d. 1476), heiress of Aumale, married Anthony of Lorraine, count of Vaudemont, and Aumale was created a duchy in the peerage of France for Claude and Francis of Lorraine in 1547. By the marriage of Anne of Lorraine with the duke of Nemours in 1618 the duchy of Aumale passed to the house of Savoy-Nemours. In 1686 Marie Jeanne Baptiste, duchess of Nemours and of Aumale, and wife of Charles Emmanuel II., duke of Savoy, sold Aumale to Louis XIV., who gave it to his natural son, the duke of Maine. After the death of that prince, the dukedom devolved upon his brother, the count of Toulouse, subsequently passing to the latter's son, the duke of Penthievre, whose daughter married the duke of Orleans. Since the reign of Louis Philippe, king of the French, the title of duke of Aumale has been borne by a son of the duke of Orleans.

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