Place:Bois-Guillaume, Seine-Maritime, France

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NameBois-Guillaume
TypeCommune
Coordinates49.467°N 1.1°E
Located inSeine-Maritime, France
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Bois-Guillaume is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in northern France. On 2012, January 1st, it was said to become part of the new commune of Bois-Guillaume-Bihorel but the merger of the two communes has been cancelled in January 2014.

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Bois-Guillaume was originally a Gallo-Roman settlement of which few traces remain. In 1040, William the Conqueror's mother built a country house on the hill; the area thus came to be known variously as Boscum Guillelmi or Bosco Willelmi, later becoming Bois-Guillaume.
By 1892, the town was large enough to split into two, thus creating the neighboring commune of Bihorel.

On 1 January 2012, the communes Bihorel and Bois-Guillaume started to merge into the new commune of Bois-Guillaume-Bihorel, but this was cancelled in January 2014.

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