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Coordinates: 49°50′42″N 1°46′48″E / 49.845°N 1.78°E / 49.845; 1.78

Commune of Beaucamps-le-Vieux

Beaucamps-le-Vieux is located in France
Country France
Region Picardie
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Hornoy-le-Bourg
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Sud-Ouest Amiénois
Mayor M. François Thiverny
Elevation 127–201 m (417–659 ft)
(avg. 189 m/620 ft)
Land area1 5.02 km2 (1.94 sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80062/ 80430
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Beaucamps-le-Vieux is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.



The commune is situated at the junction of the D96, D496 and D211 roads, 3 miles (5 km) from the banks of the Bresle River, the border of the departments of the Somme and Seine-Maritime.


Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
1336 1449 1457 1443 1404 1385 1460
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates


Ref: Mireille Louis, 1507, (Bibliothèque National) National Library of France.

Humboldt the Old (Fr: Humbaud le Vieux, Latin: Humbaldus Vetulus ou Veteris) Lord of Beaucamps, was a knight descendent of the "le Vieux d’Yvetot" a Normand family of French-Danish origins.

Beaucamps was originated during the medieval period as a self-contained village, later becoming a military holding of the LeVieux princes of Yvetot. The town preserves today some remains of the medieval period among then the ruins of the lordship fort-castle and its church built by Benedict monks. There are also other remarkable buildings from the XI's and XII's period, today turned into historical monuments. After the disappearance of the small Kingdom of Yvetot, and the relocation of the Flandrians to Belgium, the region became an agricultural land.

In 1891, Beaucamps-le-Vieux became the provisional terminal of the Somme regional railway, coming from Amiens, then later reaching Aumale in 1901 and eventually Envermeu in 1906. The line closed to passengers in 1940, and to all traffic in 1947. The train station still stands, but is in private ownership.

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