Le Ham (Manche)
|Coordinates||49 ° 27 ′ N , 1 ° 25 ′ W|
|surface||3.86 km 2|
|Residents||307 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||80 inhabitants / km 2|
Le Ham (no nasal vowel : pronunciation amm ) is a commune in the department of Manche in the region of Normandy .
Le Ham means the village . It is derived from the Anglo-Saxon ham (cf. German home ).
Le Ham is on the Cotentin peninsula in the Plain countryside .
The parish is crossed by the Paris-Caen-Cherbourg railway line .
Adjacent municipalities are:
- Because of its entrance gate, the Saint-Pierre church has been included in the list of historical monuments.
Four statues are listed as objects: Virgin and Child, Saint-Pierre ( Apostle ) and Saint-Fromond (from the 14th century) and Sainte Barbe (from the 16th century). Herfast de Crépon , brother of Gunnor of Normandy, had the church built around 1080 after the first church from the 7th century was destroyed by the Viking chief Hasting.
- Altar of Le Ham, altar of the former abbey from the Merovingian period, is on display in the library of Valognes .
- Sixteenth-century Sigosville manor house.
- 16th century courtyard of les Mares ( Cour des Mares ).
- Mesnildot's small castle from the 17th century.
- The now disused Montebourger train station was in Le Ham
- Fromond de Coutances founded a monastery there, as well as a church that was consecrated in 679.
- Altitudes, coordonnées, superficie : répertoire géographique des communes 2012 (site de l'IGN, téléchargement du 24 octobre 2013)
- ↑ René Lepelley. Dictionnaire étymologique des noms de communes de Normandie . Presses universitaires de Caen . Page 142. ISBN 2-905461-80-2
- ↑ Etymology of home website Etymononline .
- ^ Église in the Base Mérimée of the French Ministry of Culture (French).
- ↑ Œuvres mobilières au Ham in the Base Palissy of the French Ministry of Culture (French).
- ^ Jean-Louis Adam, Quelques notes sur Valognes , 1905.
- ^ Jean-François Hamel, sous la direction de René Gautier, Dictionnaire des personnages remarquables de la Manche , tome 1, Éditions Eurocibles, Marigny, 2001, ISBN 2914541090