"Granville" Granville by grayfo

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Granville is a quaint fishing port where the lower part of the old town was partly built on land reclaimed from the sea, whilst the upper part of the old town is surrounded by ramparts from the fifteenth century that are entered via a drawbridge (Grand ‘Porte). The town derived its name from the Grant family who occupied the area and after helping William the Conqueror were granted the land.

People who live in or who come from Granville are called Granvillais

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The Granville coat of arms consists of a Blue background with an armed golden right arm emerging from a golden cloud emerging from the right, holding a silver sword with a golden handle. To the top centre is a golden sun. The arms represent Joshua arresting the sun (Old Testament, Book of Joshua, Chapter 10, verses 12-13).

  • Last visit to Granville: Jul 1990
  • Intro Updated Aug 5, 2012
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