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Eighteenth-century windmill

Coordinates: 50°47′01″N 2°05′06″E / 50.7836°N 2.085°E / 50.7836; 2.085Coordinates: 50°47′01″N 2°05′06″E / 50.7836°N 2.085°E / 50.7836; 2.085

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Saint-Omer
Canton Ardres
Intercommunality Région d’Ardres et de la Vallée de la Hem
 • Mayor Jean-Marie Beclin
 • Land1 10.78 km2 (4.16 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 530
 • Population2 density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62567 / 62890
Elevation 53–163 m (174–535 ft)
(avg. 85 m or 279 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Mentque-Nortbécourt is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.


Mentque-Nortbécourt lies about 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Saint-Omer, at the junction of the D221 and D220 roads. The two villages were joined as one commune in 1819.


Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
448 450 404 426 446 449 530
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest

  • The Nortbécourt or Lebriez windmill was built on limestone rubble foundations in 1714, according to an inscription on a stone inside the tower. In 1897, it became the property of Alphonse Lebriez, who was the miller until the cessation of activity in 1950. In 1964, Michel Hoyez bought the mill and saved it from ruin. It has been included in the inventory of Historic Monuments since 1977. The sails were rebuilt in December 1981 but remain fixed and cannot rotate. One of them was hit by lightning.

  • The church of St. Wandrille at Nortbécourt, dating from the twelfth century.
  • The Château of Inglinghen.
  • The church of St.Leger at Mentque, dating from the thirteenth century.
  • The remains of a feudal motte of 25m diameter.

See also


  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Regional Tourist Office website
  • Mentque-Nortbécourt on the Insee website (French)
  • Mentque-Nortbécourt on the Quid website (French)
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