Aumale, formerly known as Albemarle,[2] is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in north-western France. It lies on the River Bresle.

The town centre and church in Aumale
The town centre and church in Aumale
Coat of arms of Aumale
Coat of arms
Location of Aumale
Aumale is located in France
Aumale is located in Normandy
Coordinates: 49°46′17″N 1°45′11″E / 49.7714°N 1.7531°E / 49.7714; 1.7531Coordinates: 49°46′17″N 1°45′11″E / 49.7714°N 1.7531°E / 49.7714; 1.7531
IntercommunalityCC Aumale - Blangy-sur-Bresle
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Virginie Lucot-Avril
9.06 km2 (3.50 sq mi)
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
 • Density220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
76035 /76390
Elevation106–212 m (348–696 ft)
(avg. 130 m or 430 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.


The town's Latin name was Alba Marla. It was raised by William the Bastard into a county, for his half-sister, Adelaide of Normandy. It was then held by various Norman and English nobles until its confiscation in 1196 by Philip II of France. Thereafter it was held by the houses of Dammartin, Castile, Harcourt, and Lorraine. In 1547, it was raised to the status of a duchy for Francis of Lorraine. It passed to the house of Savoy, from whom Louis XIV purchased the title in 1675 in order to bestow it upon one of his bastards as an appanage. In 1769, it passed to the house of Orleans.[2] The English Earls of Albemarle, meanwhile, also derive their name from the area.[2]


A village of farming and associated light industry, situated in the valley of the Bresle River of the Norman Pays de Bray in Normandy on the border with Picardy. 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.


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


Historical population of Aumale
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interestEdit

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

Twin townsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Baynes, T. S., ed. (1878). "Aumale" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 3 (9th ed.). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. p. 85.

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